January 26, 2022

New Article: “Building a U.S. Federal Government Documents Collection in HathiTrust”

The following article was recently published in Collaborative Librarianship.


Building a U.S. Federal Government Documents Collection in HathiTrust


Heather Christenson


Collaborative Librarianship
Vol. 8: Iss. 3


The HathiTrust Digital Library encompasses over 760,000 federal documents digitized from print. HathiTrust has recently begun to focus attention on further developing this collection via the U.S. Federal Documents Program. The program will leverage the power of HathiTrust infrastructure, services, and member contributions and will focus not only on collection building, but also on the enrichment of discovery and access for end users. This article provides history of HathiTrust’s investment in federal documents, background on the program, a description of current goals and activities, and a brief look at the future.

Direct to Full Text Article (7 pages; PDF)



Searchable:  HathiTrust U.S. Government Documents Registry


HathiTrust U.S. Federal Government Documents Program Web Page

HathiTrust Begins Project to Build Comprehensive U.S. Government Documents Registry (October 10, 2012)


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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.