Milestones: HathiTrust Passes Six Million Open Volumes
From a HathiTrust Blog Post:
“The Roaring 20’s returned to Atlanta, Georgia, on October 24-28, 1970.”
This sentence appeared not in the style section of the Atlanta newspaper but at the start of an interoffice memo between Internal Revenue Service offices. The full memo and the backstory can be found in the six millionth openly available item deposited in HathiTrust, digitized by the University of California, Riverside.
There are many reasons HathiTrust’s six million open volumes are open: some are in the public domain in the United States, some worldwide, and some have been licensed for public view by the rightsholder, usually with a Creative Commons license. Over 1 million of these are publications of which by statute are not afforded protection by copyright in the US.
Learn More, Read the Complete Blog Post
See Also: A Collection of 23,000 Works That Recently Moved into Public Domain Now Accessible to All via HathiTrust (January 6, 2018)
See Also: Visualizations of HathiTrust by
See Also: HathiTrust Update, January 31, 2018
Filed under: News
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.