Monday, January 11, 2010

Hathi Trust Online Book Collection

HathiTrust is a bold idea with big plans.

As a digital repository for the nation’s great research libraries, HathiTrust brings together the immense collections of partner institutions.

HathiTrust was conceived as a collaboration of the thirteen universities of the Committee on Institutional Cooperation and the University of California system to establish a repository for these universities to archive and share their digitized collections.

Currently Digitized

5,260,257 volumes
1,841,089,950 pages
196 terabytes
760,862 volumes (~14% of total in the public domain)

Academic institutions currently contributing to the collection include the entire University of California system, the University of Virginia and Columbia University, among many others.

To search the collection: Click Here.

For a sub-collection of over 2,000 books of genealogical interest: Click Here.

Note: Full text is only available for works which are in the public domain but copyrighted works can be searched for terms of interest.

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