Tag Archives: HathiTrust

A free Workshop on Text Mining and the HathiTrust Research Center at the IFLA WLIC 2018 Kuala Lampur, Malaysia

(13 June 2018) Are you attending the IFLA 2018 World Library and Information Congress? JOIN US ON:  August 23, 2018, for a day-long text mining workshop for librarians hosted by the IFLA Social Science Libraries Satellite Meeting. Come and Learn more about digital humanities methods and text mining? Here are some of the exciting things you can expect to learn […]


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ALA announces 2016 winner of L. Ray Patterson Copyright Award

(10 May 2016, Washington, D.C.) —The American Library Association (ALA) Office for Information Technology Policy (OITP) today named the Copyright Review Management System (CRMS)—a product developed by staff at the University of Michigan’s HathiTrust digital library with the contributions of volunteers at libraries across the country— this year’s winner of the L. Ray Patterson Copyright […]


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HathiTrust Research Center now helps researchers analyze 14 million books

(7 May 20016, Bloomington, Ind./Champaign, IL) Who influenced Charles Darwin when he was writing his pioneering theory of evolution, On the Origin of Species? Indiana University professor Colin Allen wants to know, and the HathiTrust Research Center may now hold the answer. The HathiTrust Research Center (HTRC), a cooperative service of Indiana University, University of […]


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Duke University Press makes over 140 titles available in HathiTrust

(10 April 2015) Duke University Press, in partnership with Google and HathiTrust, has opened an initial set of 145 of its backlist titles in HathiTrust. These titles are available under a CC-BY-NC-ND license, and are available for reading and download worldwide. The list of newly opened titles is eclectic, covering subjects such as literature, history, critical theory, political science, sociology, […]


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5 million public domain eBooks in HathiTrust: what does this mean?

(7 April 2015) Rick Anderson writes that a  week or so ago, a monumental thing happened: the number of public-domain books in the HathiTrust digital repository topped 5 million. And since no one (including HathiTrust, so far) seems to be making a very big deal about this, it seems like a good moment both to […]


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Ranganathan redux

The January 2015 newsletter of the HathiTrust Digital Library lists the top ten most accessed volumes from its millions of titles. Among them is The Five Laws of Library Science, by S. R. Ranganathan. Ranganathan is known as the father of library science in India. In the UK too his laws and other works and […]


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Authors Guild v. HathiTrust litigation ends in victory for fair use

( 8 January 2015)  The ARL reports that for the past several years, HathiTrust and five of its member universities have been engaged in litigation after being sued by the Authors Guild. On 6 January 2015, the parties entered a settlement on the sole issue remaining before the district court, ending the litigation in a […]


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Authors Guild v. HathiTrust: implications for libraries

(11 July 2014)  Jonathan Band, policybandwidth and legal counsel to the Library Copyright Alliance (LCA), has released an analysis of the recent Authors Guild v. HathiTrust decision, “What Does the HathiTrust Decision Mean for Libraries?” (PDF). As Band notes, “The decision has implications for libraries that go far beyond the specific facts of the case. […]


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Libraries applaud landmark copyright ruling affirming fair use

(10 June 2014) The Library Copyright Alliance reports that the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit has found in favor of fair use in Authors Guild v. HathiTrust. The Second Circuit affirmed the lower court’s decision, holding that the creation of a full-text search database and providing access to the print disabled constitute […]


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HTRC alpha release of extracted features dataset

(June 2014) The HathiTrust Research Center (HTRC) has announced the alpha release of a new dataset, consisting of page-level features extracted from a quarter-million text volumes. HTRC Extracted Features Dataset: https://sandbox.htrc.illinois.edu/HTRC-UI-Portal2/Features Features are data attributes defined in such a way that they can be identified by a computer and analyzed at scale. The HTRC Feature […]


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HathiTrust award goes to New Zealand

(11 March 2014) The HathiTrust Research Center is pleased to announce the recipients of 4 prototyping project awards, granted as part of the Workset Creation for Scholarly Analysis (WCSA) project funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and directed by J. Stephen Downie (PI), Tim Cole (co-PI), and Beth Plale (co-PI).  Each project will receive […]


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Hathitrust adds 80,000 Japanese titles

(14 February 2014)  HathiTrust has added more than 80,000 volumes from Keio University. These materials dramatically increase HathiTrust’s Japanese-language holdings. Keio University will be providing more information about the materials included in the deposit in coming weeks. The volumes represent the largest deposit in HathiTrust of materials from a non-partner institution. Volumes in the collection […]


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Zephir, HathiTrust’s new bibliographic metadata management system

HathiTrust  has a new state-of-the-art bibliographic management system for its 11-million volume digital repository. The new system, called Zephir, is developed and managed by the California Digital Library, and represents the first distributed development of a major repository component outside the University of Michigan. “The release of Zephir embodies the deep collaboration that is at […]


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1.7 million titles from HathiTrust now live on DPLA homepage

(4 September 2013) The Digital Public Library of America now offers 1.7 million metadata records associated with almost 3.5 million of HathiTrust’s freely available books, journals, government documents and more, on dp.la and through the DPLA application programming interface (API). This brings the DPLA’s offerings to 4.5 million records. Among the HathiTrust records are tens of thousands […]


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HathiTrust awarded grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for scholarly workset

(23 August 2013) The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded a grant in the amount of USD437,000 to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in partnership with Indiana University for an exciting new project in the HathiTrust Research Center. The “Workset Creation for Scholarly Analysis: Prototyping Project” (WCSA) project will be directed by HTRC Co-director […]


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