HathiTrust Copyright Review Passes 1 Million Milestone
From a HathiTrust Post:
The HathiTrust Copyright Review Program has met a milestone: the review of more than 1,000,000 books! The HathiTrust Copyright Review Program launched in 2008 with three consecutive IMLS National Leadership grants to responsibly ascertain copyright status of works in the HathiTrust collection. On June 2, HathiTrust reached the review of its 1 millionth HathiTrust item, bringing the total number of U.S. public domain determinations in the collection to 570,594.
“Our fundamental mission is to preserve the scholarly and cultural record and permit reading access to the collection to the fullest extent allowable by U.S. copyright law. The Copyright Review Program is paramount to delivering on that mission,” says HathiTrust Executive Director, Mike Furlough.
HathiTrust Copyright Review Program Manager, Kristina Hall says, “More than 200 people have worked over the past fourteen years to make this valuable contribution to the HathiTrust membership and to readers and researchers around the world. Though there is more to do, we have accomplished what was once a far away dream.”
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.