May 17, 2022

New Report: “[Engaging the Collection: By the Numbers] HathiTrust Growth and Usage in 2017”

[Engaging the Collection: By the Numbers] HathiTrust Growth and Usage in 2017 was recently published by HathiTrust.

From the Report:

The HathiTrust collection experienced continued growth in 2017.

  • The collection size hit two big milestones in 2017, reaching 15 million works in February and 16 million in December.
  • 1.2 million works were contributed by 37 partners.
  • 27,634 works were opened through the Copyright Review Program.
  • 5,705 works were opened with permission of the author.

The complete report (14 pages; PDF) includes many statistics and charts.


Here’s the Complete TOC


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