Harvard Library Will Deposit 200,000 Public Domain Volumes in HathiTrust

Posted on March 8, 2012 by

From Harvard Libraries:

The Harvard Library will deposit approximately 200,000 public domain volumes in HathiTrust, a shared digital repository for published materials. This follows Harvard’s first deposit of approximately 53,000 volumes in HathiTrust in 2011.

“The Harvard Library is committed to collaboration and easing access to its materials. Partnerships like this create significant opportunities for research libraries to lead during a period of rapid changes in higher education and scholarship in the digital age, and for researchers to benefit from their initiative” said Mary Lee Kennedy, Harvard’s senior associate provost for the Library.

“The inclusion of these volumes from Harvard Library’s extraordinary and diverse collection will certainly enrich our public domain holdings,” says John Wilkin, executive director of HathiTrust. “And this benefits our partner communities as well as scholars everywhere, as anyone with an Internet connection will be able to read these works.”