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"Rutgers, please meet HathiTrust": Panel Presentation on Tuesday, February 24

February 5, 2015

Faculty, students, and other interested members of the Rutgers community are invited to attend the upcoming panel discussion, Rutgers, please meet HathiTrust, hosted by Rutgers University Libraries on Tuesday, February 24.  This panel, featuring HathiTrust assistant director Jeremy York, will explore HathiTrust as an invaluable resource for both researchers and instructors.

HathiTrust Digital Library, a premier resource for research and teaching in higher education, is an open partnership of over 100 major research institutions and libraries worldwide with the common goal of preserving and making accessible in perpetuity the world’s cultural record.  Founded collaboratively in 2008 by the Committee on Institutional Cooperation member universities and the University of California system, HathiTrust provides users access to public domain and in-copyright content from sources including Google Books Project, the Internet Archive, and local library initiatives.  The digital repository comprises more than 13 million volumes totaling well over 4.5 billion pages.  Rutgers University is one of HathiTrust’s newest members.

As the first formal introduction to the service on campus, this panel presentation will explore the full range of HathiTrust’s benefits, including:

  • the option to view and download millions of public domain books, from historical titles to U.S. federal government documents to open access publications;
  • the ability to search the full-text of in-copyright books that are not eligible for viewing or downloading;
  • the capability to create and share online collections of books for both teaching and research purposes;
  • the potential for making digital copies of in-copyright books available to students with print disabilities; and
  • tools and collections developed by the HathiTrust Research Center for computational text analysis.

The panel will also include speakers and presenters from the Libraries:  Francesca Giannetti, digital humanities librarian; Melissa Just, associate university librarian, Research and Instructional Services; Janice Pilch, copyright and licensing librarian; Mary Beth Weber, head, Central Technical Services; and Tao Yang, chair, HathiTrust Public Services Task Force and East Asian librarian.

Rutgers, please meet HathiTrust

A Panel Presentation on HathiTrust Resources for Research and Teaching
Featuring Jeremy York of HathiTrust

Tuesday, February 24, 2015, 11:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
(Lunch 11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; formal program 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.)
Scholarly Communication Center Teleconference Lecture Hall
Fourth Floor, Archibald S. Alexander Library
169 College Avenue, New Brunswick NJ

The presentation is open to all.  Please RSVP online* by Tuesday, February 17.

For more information, please visit the library guide to HathiTrust or contact Tao Yang.

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