January 27, 2022

What Were The Most Accessed Volumes in the HathiTrust Digital Library During July 2013?


The most accessed volumes list (below) is included in the latest HathiTrust Update that was released today.

Before we get to the list, here is one other highlight from the new issue. Much more in the complete update.


The HathiTrust Research Center (HTRC) is pleased to announce that the Andrew W. Mellon foundation has awarded $437,000 to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in partnership with Indiana University for an exciting new project entitled “Workset Creation for Scholarly Analysis: Prototyping Project” (WCSA). The two-year project will focus on enriching and augmenting metadata for the HathiTrust corpus to support selection and discovery of the resources that scholars need to gather together for computational analysis and scholarly investigation. As part of the project, HTRC will release an open, competitive Request for Proposals in November 2013 with the intent to fund four prototyping projects that will build tools for enriching and augmenting metadata for the HathiTrust corpus. 

Most Accessed Volumes–HathiTrust During July 2013

Quicksand, by Nella Larsen.
Roster of the Confederate soldiers of Georgia, 1861-1865, v.1.
Kinematics and Dynamics of Plane Mechanisms, by Jeremy Hirschhorn.
Plane and Spherical Trigonometry with Applications, by William L. Hart
Department of Defense Appropriations for 1970, v.6 (pt.6).
The Book of a Hundred Hands, George Brant Bridgman.
One Damned Island After Another, by Clive Howard.
The Human Figure, by John H. Vanderpoel.
Town Planning in Practice: an Introduction to the Art of Designing Cities and Suburbs, by Raymond Unwin.
A Treatise on Money, v.1 1930, by John Maynard Keynes.

Some HT Statistics

At the moment HathiTrust Digital Library contains:

  • 10,770,816 total volumes
  • 5,648,302 book titles
  • 281,279 serial titles
  • 3,769,785,600 pages
  • 483 terabytes
  • 127 miles
  • 8,751 tons
  • 3,432,433 volumes(~32% of total) in the public domain

 Visualize HT Holdings

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.