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Institutional Uses of HathiTrust

Institutional Uses of HathiTrust



Jeremy York (HathiTrust & University of Michigan) presentation, MSCS Advisory Board Visit, May 23, 2013 at Colby college, Waterville, ME.

Jeremy York (HathiTrust & University of Michigan) presentation, MSCS Advisory Board Visit, May 23, 2013 at Colby college, Waterville, ME.



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  • Zoom in today on some particular aspects of how institutions are using HathiTrust.First is contribution of content, which gains benefits shown here
  • Goal to provide centralized services that are nonetheless make HathITrust open to partner uses and partner development facilitate a variety of uses, and I will step through some of these.
  • Wouldlike to offer print on demand of as many volumes as possible. Up to institutions to set up. Michigan has arrangement with HP and Amazon.
  • HathiTrustPoD Reportsids of all volumes available for PoD, URLs where available, Google Books URL (provided in response to a request, to make it easy for EBM operators to connect to the Google switchboard. Users select a site to print EBM works fromPD volumes from UM that were digitized by Google are being made available via On Demand Books' Expresso Book Machine "expressnet”. We are producing PDFs for this.
  • Variety of APIsData APIBibAPIOAIHathifilesLike collections, can be used to contextualize portions of HathiTrust for local audience.Institutions are using these to bring records into local catalogsAlso for doing different kinds of collection analysis
  • Bib API
  • Bib API
  • OAI
  • OAI
  • The hathifiles are particularly useful in a variety of contextsFlat tab-delimited files available for download from the website containing information about every volume in HathiTrust – aggregated file is released monthly, and incremental files daily with volumes added on each day.
  • Each row of the files contains the HathiTrust ID, standard identifiers, limited bibliographic information, date, and other information such as whether a volume has been identified as a US federal government document.Can be used to retrieve records from OCLC.
  • Hathifiles
  • Physical spaces
  • Use in digitization planningReview of works already in HathiTrustWe hear from public libraries, academic libraries, organizations, foundationsUse in collection developmentNumbers of requests from institutions who are deaccessioning materials to accession and digitize them to fill in gaps. 

Institutional Uses of HathiTrust Institutional Uses of HathiTrust Presentation Transcript

  • HATHITRUSTA Shared Digital RepositoryInstitution Uses ofHathiTrustJeremy YorkMaine Shared Collections StrategyMay 23, 2013
  • PartnershipArizona State UniversityBaylor UniversityBoston CollegeBoston UniversityBrandeis UniversityBrown UniversityCalifornia Digital LibraryCarnegie MellonUniversityColumbia UniversityCornell UniversityDartmouth CollegeDuke UniversityEmory UniversityFlorida State UniversityGetty Research InstituteHarvard University LibraryIndiana UniversityIowa State UniversityJohns Hopkins UniversityKansas State UniversityLafayette CollegeLibrary of CongressMassachusetts Institute ofTechnologyMcGill University`Michigan State UniversityNew York Public LibraryNew York UniversityNorth Carolina CentralUniversityNorth Carolina StateUniversityNorthwestern UniversityThe Ohio State UniversityThe Pennsylvania StateUniversityPrinceton UniversityPurdue UniversityStanford UniversitySyracuse UniversityTexas A&M UniversityTufts UniversityUniversidad Complutensede MadridUniversity of AlbertaUniversity of ArizonaUniversity of CalgaryUniversity of CaliforniaBerkeleyDavisIrvineLos AngelesMercedRiversideSan DiegoSan FranciscoSanta BarbaraSanta CruzThe University of ChicagoUniversity of ConnecticutUniversity of DelawareUniversity of FloridaUniversity of HoustonUniversity of IllinoisUniversity of Illinois atChicagoThe University of IowaUniversity of KansasUniversity of MarylandUniversity of MiamiUniversity of MichiganUniversity of MinnesotaUniversity of MissouriUniversity of Nebraska-LincolnThe University of NorthCarolina at Chapel HillUniversity of Notre DameUniversity of PennsylvaniaUniversity of PittsburghUniversity of UtahUniversity of VermontUniversity of VirginiaUniversity of WashingtonUniversity of Wisconsin-MadisonUtah State UniversityVanderbilt UniversityVirginia TechWake Forest UniversityWashington UniversityYale University Library
  • Digital Repository• Launched 2008• Initial focus on digitized book and journalcontent– 10.7 million total volumes– 5.6 million book titles– 278,000 serial titles– 3.3 million public domain (~31%)
  • Mission• To contribute to the common good bycollecting, organizing, preserving, communicating, and sharing the record of human knowledge
  • Collections and Collaboration• Comprehensive collection- Preservation…with Access- Repository centralized, yet open• Shared strategies– Copyright– Collection management, development– Preservation– Discovery / Use– Bibliographic Indeterminacy– Efficient user services• Public Good
  • Preservation...with Access• Long-term preservation– Bit-level and migration• Bibliographic search• Full-text search• Copyright review• Reading and download capabilities– Access for users who have print disabilities– Access to out of bring and brittle books– Subject to terms and conditions athttp://www.hathitrust.org/access_use#ic-access• Support beyond books and journals
  • Getting Content into HathiTrust• Administrative forms– Digital Assets Submission Inventory– Administrative Coversheet• Content– Workflows for Google- and IA-digitized Institutionspackage to HathiTrust specifications– http://www.hathitrust.org/ingest_tools– Planning for next phase of tools• Metadata– Bibliographic data (MARC) to specifications
  • Copyright DistributionIn-copyright orundetermined69%Public Domain(worldwide)16%U.S. FederalGovernmentDocuments(worldwide)4%PublicDomain(US)11%Open Access.1%Creative Commons.04%"Public Domain”31%
  • Michigan, 43%California, 32%Wisconsin, 5%Cornell, 4%NYPL, 2%Princeton, 2%Indiana, 2%Columbia, 1%Harvard, 2%LoC, 1%Madrid, 1%Minnesota, 1%Virginia, 0%Chicago, 0%Duke, 0%Illinois, 1%NCSU, 0%Northwestern, 0%Penn State, 0%Purdue, 0%UNC-Chapel Hill, 0%Utah State, 0%Yale, 0%Florida, 0%Boston College, 0%Content Sources
  • 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 (May)TotalVolumes2,477,871 5,221,092 7,836,698 9,966,572 10,622,285 10,724,270PublicDomain372,085 758,947 1,959,223 2,712,626 3,296,941 3,373,52202,000,0004,000,0006,000,0008,000,00010,000,00012,000,0002008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013(May)Total VolumesPublic Domain
  • Centralized...yet open• Print on demand• ILL• Use in local catalogs• Collections
  • Inter-library Loan
  • Use in Local Catalogs
  • APIs• Bibliographic API– Volume and rights information– MARC records– http://www.hathitrust.org/bib_api• OAI– http://www.hathitrust.org/data• “Hathifiles”– http://www.hathitrust.org/hathifiles• Data API– Volume and rights information– Page images– OCR– http://www.hathitrust.org/data_api
  • Use of Collections
  • Other Collection Examples• 19th cen cookbooks• Army divisions• Dictionaries of a particular language• Anarchism pamphlets• Barbados• Indiana University Folklore• Human sexuality• Greek and Latin Literature• Datasets
  • Library Collections• Use in digitization planning• Use in collection management, development– Requests for accession– Holdings data– Print monographs archive
  • How to find out more• About: http://www.hathitrust.org/about• Twitter: http://twitter.com/hathitrust• Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/hathitrust• Monthly newsletter:– http:www.hathitrust.org/updates– RSS http://www.hathitrust.org/updates_rss• Contact us: feedback@issues.hathitrust.org• Blogs: http://www.hathitrust.org/blogs– Large-scale Search– Perspectives from HathiTrust