Milestones: HathiTrust Reaches 15 Million Volumes More Than 6 Million Visitors in 2016
We’re thrilled to announce that HathiTrust now includes over 15 million volumes! Volume number 15,000,000, added during Presidents’ Day Weekend’s batch deposits, was digitized from the collections of the University of California, Irvine: Le parfait courtisan du Comte Baltasar Castillonois, es deux langues, respondans par deux colomnes, l’une à l’autre, pour ceux qui veulent avoir l’intelligence de l’une d’icelles. De la traduction de Gabriel Chapuis Tourangeau.
Over 6.17 million users visited the HathiTrust Digital Library website over the course of 2016, culminating in 10.92 million sessions. About 49% of our users were located in the United States in 2016. This was a rise from 46% last year, but the percentage has hovered around 50% for years. The remaining 51% of users are scattered across a long tail of 236 other nations, topped by the United Kingdom, Canada, Germany, Italy, India, France, China, Australia, and Spain. Our users are primarily English speakers, as detected by the language of their browsers.
They come to our Digital Library from a variety of sources, including referrals from search engines (40%) and referrals from other websites (39%), such as library catalogs and services that list digital books, and 1.16% of users arrived from social media sources. Once on our site, they read a miscellaneous assortment of books, including novels, genealogical books, and other historical titles.
About Gary Price
Gary Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com. Gary is also the co-founder of infoDJ an innovation research consultancy supporting corporate product and business model teams with just-in-time fact and insight finding.