Georgia Tech Library Joins HathiTrust
The Georgia Tech Library is the newest member of HathiTrust, 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.
“As a partner, we have access to full-text searching of materials in all of the HathiTrust collection,” said Fred Rascoe, Scholarly Communication Librarian at the Georgia Tech Library. “In addition, Georgia Tech students, faculty, and researchers can download the full-text of any public domain document.”
Launched in 2008, HathiTrust has a growing membership currently comprising more than one hundred partners.
“Membership in HathiTrust is a means to assure preservation of Georgia Tech’s digital copies and contribute or sustain those volumes to an increasingly comprehensive digital archive of library materials converted from print that is co-owned and managed by academic institutions,” said Rascoe.
“Membership will allow us to have a place to preserve items from future digitization projects, for instance if we scanned government documents from our collection,” Rascoe said. “The advantage of being a HathiTrust member is the ability to make any digitization work of benefit to the whole user community.”
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Note: Earlier today we posted news that the Oklahoma St. University Library is also a new member of HathiTrust.
See Also: The Top 10 Most Accessed Volumes in the HathiTrust Database (December 2014)
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