May 18, 2021

HathiTrust Has a New Member: Boston University Libraries

From a Boston U. Libraries News Release:

Boston University Libraries has become the newest member of HathiTrust (www.hathitrust.org), a partnership of major academic and research libraries collaborating in an extraordinary digital library initiative to preserve and provide access to the published record in digital form. The Libraries plan to contribute public domain volumes digitized through in-house projects and partnerships with the Internet Archive through the Boston Library Consortium.

“Joining Hathi Trust furthers a key strategic goal of the library by making wider access to research material available to the University community.   This collaboration with other research universities will build a comprehensive digital library of our shared collections.  With more than 2.2 million public domain volumes already online, it nearly doubles the volumes available to the campus.  This membership also adds full text searching to a repository of more than 8 million “in copyright” items.  In addition, Hathi Trust will also act as our primary agency for researching and licensing copyrighted materials that are contributed by our research library partners,” said University Librarian Bob Hudson.
About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.

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