June 24, 2021

HathiTrust Releases “Shared Print Program Assessment” Report

From a HathiTrust Blog Post by Heather Weltin:

At the end of August 2020, HathiTrust began a process to gather feedback from our then 77 retention libraries regarding their views and opinions about our Shared Print Program. The goal was not only to learn about satisfaction levels, but to also discuss and identify potential new services and enhancements for our program.

Source: HathiTrust Shared Print Program Assessment (January 2020)

Our assessment was conducted through a survey of our retention libraries and discussion groups. The survey was HathiTrust’s first opportunity to hear directly from retention libraries regarding their opinions on the goals, satisfaction, and potential new services of the shared print program. During the survey, we also organized 7 different stakeholder discussions with 36 participants in attendance representing 32 different member institutions. The stakeholder participants were identified through a review of members who are shared print retention libraries, and have shown a high level commitment to digitization and ingest.

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Direct to Full Text Assessment Report: HathiTrust Shared Print Program Assessment (January 2020)

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