January 23, 2022

Milestones: HathiTrust Reaches 15 Million Volumes More Than 6 Million Visitors in 2016

From an Announcement by HathiTrust’s Executive Director, Mike Furlough:

2017-02-24_12-09-52We’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.

Read the Complete Announcement, Learn More About the 15 Millionth HT Volume

See Also: 14 Million Books & 6 Million Visitors: HathiTrust Growth and Usage in 2016

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.

Read the Complete Summary Article ||| Read the Complete 2016 Year-End Report (pages; PDF)

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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.