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Welcome to UC Libraries HathiTrust Newsletter for Q1 2023!

Belated happy New Year and Public Domain Day greetings! 2023 promises to be an exciting year for the UC Libraries and HathiTrust. Check out the links and articles below to learn about some current projects and initiatives. 

About the UC Libraries HathiTrust Help Center Newsletter: We created this quarterly newsletter to keep readers abreast of happenings at HathiTrust important to UC, point to new content in UC Libraries HathiTrust Help Center, and feature interesting HathiTrust content and special projects. Our goal is to deepen UC's already extensive relationship with HathiTrust and to provide information and resources for UC library personnel who work on contributing to and/or using HathiTrust.  

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What's Happening?

UC Libraries Launch Project LEND (Library Expansion of Networked Delivery)

The UC Libraries just launched Project LEND (Library Expansion of Networked Delivery), an exciting, Mellon-funded project to investigate the potential for the expanded lawful use of digitized books held by academic and research libraries. HathiTrust is a partner on this project and will work with the team to lay the groundwork for a potential role in implementation. For more information, see our article on Rice Majors (the principal investigator for the project) below and visit the Project LEND website.

HathiTrust Announces New Associate Director

Jennifer Vinopal, currently the Associate Dean for Distinctive Collections and Digital Programs at The Ohio State University, will start her new role as HathiTrust’s first associate director this March. 

Selecting HathiTrust Databases for Vendor Discovery Products

In case you missed it, the HathiTrust Newsletter for January included a potentially useful piece about selecting HathiTrust databases for vendor discovery products, including Ex Libris Primo. See the section titled "HathiTrust in Discovery Products: Selecting a Database."

New Administrative Access to Improve Metadata Quality

HathiTrust recently completed a pilot project to give senior level metadata professionals at depositing institutions special administrative access to view in-copyright works for the purpose of remediating and/or enriching records in their local catalog. Once improved, the records were resubmitted to HathiTrust. UCSD’s own Ryan Finnerty was one of the participants. Based on the success of the pilot, HathiTrust will now provide this access to other senior metadata professionals at depositing institutions who are interested in doing quality improvement work. For more information, view the slides and video from the recent webinar.

New Article

Thoughts on HathiTrust: Q&A with Rice Majors of UC Davis

To kick off our new series focused on UC staff and their work on HathiTrust, we feature UC Davis' Associate University Librarian for Scholarly Resources, Rice Majors. Read the article here.

New Article

Tips & Tricks: Full-Text? Full View? Better Searching in HathiTrust

Search can be complicated. This article focuses on two core HathiTrust search options and how users might best utilize them to improve search results. Read it in the UC Libraries HathiTrust Help Center.

Featured Volumes

Celebrating Public Domain Day 2023

As of January 1, 2023, books published in 1927 are now public domain in the United States. Over 60K volumes from 1927 are now open for Full View access in HathiTrust. This year's cache includes some interesting titles! Learn more in the UC Libraries HathiTrust Help Center.

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