New HT Member
The University of Miami has become a 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.
William Walker, Dean and University Librarian, announced today [October 13, 2011] that the University’s HathiTrust membership will give the UM community access to an additional 2.6 million public domain books published before 1923. The volumes were primarily scanned from the collections of American and British research libraries, including The University of Michigan, Stanford, the New York Public Library, Oxford University, and Harvard, primarily as part of the Google Books Project.
“University of Miami students and scholars will now have access to a significantly richer online collection of early imprints in all disciplines. The HathiTrust content gives the UM community access to a wealth of materials that were published long before the University was established, and it helps raise our resources to even greater stature,” said Walker.
Two Recent Presentations (via HathiTrust Web Site)
1. HathiTrust’s Past, Present, and Future (20 PPT Slides)
Numerous charts and statistics
2. HathiTrust Constitutional Convention Report on 3-year Review and Q&A (20 PPT Slides)
Ed Van Gemert, Chair, Strategic Advisory Board
Patricia Cruse, Member, Strategic Advisory Board