May 18, 2022

190,000 Titles From Rutgers University Libraries to Be Digitized in Partnership with Google

From Rutgers Today:

Students, faculty and the global public will soon be able to discover nearly 190,000 titles from Rutgers University Libraries’ collections online, thanks to a new partnership with Google.


The Libraries are committed to serving as an essential information resource for the state and beyond, and we are excited to work with Google to bring more of Rutgers’ collections to a worldwide audience,” said Krisellen Maloney, vice president for information services and university librarian at Rutgers. “Digitizing these materials will allow us to increase access to our collections, contribute to the Big Ten Academic Alliance’s goals for cooperative curation and preservation, and advance the local, national and global service missions of Rutgers University.”


In the coming months, Google will begin to scan the Rutgers materials at their off-campus facility. After scanning, the physical books will be returned to Rutgers and a digital copy of all items will be deposited into the HathiTrust Digital Library for preservation. Once added to Google Books and HathiTrust, the full text of each title will be searchable.

The project is expected to take at least two years, with up to 10,000 books being scanned per month.

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