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1 How HathiTrust Serves the UC Community Users Council May 21, 2012 Heather Christenson, California Digital Library

2 What is HathiTrust? A shared digital repository founded in October 2008 A partnership of over 60 major research libraries Dual focus on preservation and access New research center for computational research using text Very large scale

3 HathiTrust current stats 10,304,433 total volumes 5,463,326 book titles 271,037 serial titles 3,606,551,550 pages 462 terabytes 122 miles 8,372 tons 2,996,421 volumes (~29% of total) in the public domain HathiTrust Current Statistics

4 HathiTrust is us! Contains over 3 million volumes digitized from NRLF, SRLF, UCB, UCD, UCLA, UCSC, UCSD

5 HathiTrust is us! Board of Governors: Brian Schottlaender, UCSD, Laine Farley, CDL Strategic Advisory Board: Patricia Cruse, CDL, Todd Grappone, UCLA, Julia Kochi, UCSF Copyright Review Projects: CDL, UCI, UCLA, UCSF, UCM Liaison to the HathiTrust Research Center: Laine Farley, CDL Collection Development & Management Committee: Ivy Anderson, CDL, Sharon Farb, UCLA Communications Working Group: Heather Christenson, CDL User Experience Advisory Group: Felicia Poe, CDL User Support Working Group: Kathryn Stine, CDL Infrastructure, operations, and technical development: CDL

6 UC Libraries strategic priorities Preservation: Store as much of UC mass digitized content as possible in the HathiTrust repository. Contribute to a robust preservation environment to ensure safety of UC content. Collection development and management: Position the UC Libraries for collection decisions by via HathiTrust collection development and management activities Access: Provide access to UCs mass digitized collections. Rights: Deposit as much public domain content as possible into HathiTrust. Lawfully open as much of the content as possible to end users

7 What is in HathiTrust? Reference works Scholarly books Serials Government documents Foreign language materials Historical materials Poetry Plays

8 Who is using HathiTrust? 500,000 unique visitors and 3.7M pageviews in last month Visitors over the past month are from cities all over the world Visitors from Austin, TX, New York, NY, College Station, TX, and Madison, WI made up the largest visitor counts Of the California visitors, the largest portion are from Los Angeles (about 13%) with visitors from San Francisco (about 7%) and Berkeley (about 6%) not far behind

9 Where are people going on the site? home and about pages Full text search, and full- text advanced search copyright help information page Of >3.7M total pageviews last month: – >2.5M were of pages in thepageturner section of the site, where visitors engage directly with digitized print materials – and >600,000 were within the HathiTrust catalog.

10 HathiTrust Personas: Academic Library Users Trevor, English Scholar Creating a scholarly edition of Legenda Aurea –Uses: pageturner, catalog / full-text search –Wants:to download specific page ranges Darrell, Librarian Curating resources for himself and his patrons –Uses: catalog search, collections –Wants: misdirected links to be fixed Katie, Undergraduate Looking for primary sources –Uses: catalog, limited view –Wants: to easily find relevant sources Stacy, Boater Learning how to refurbish her boat –Uses: catalog search, collections, mobile interface –Wants: misdirected links to be fixed Source:

11 What are people doing with HathiTrust? Building collections of full-text works Integrating HathiTrust sources into library guides Reading books online at HathiTrust or downloading them whenever it's more convenient than a physical copy Linking to collections Requesting limited view items from ILL Downloading relevant pages Searching full-text and collections Restricting to full-view items Consulting useful volumes on a mobile device Using full-text search to find phrases Using quotation marks and booleans to conduct advanced searches Source:

12 Everyone View PD content Search PD and in- copyright materials View public collections Create private or public collections Download single PD pages of Google-digitized books Link to Find in A Library (OCLC) Link to reprints (from UC and UM services) HathiTrust Partners Everything on the left, plus: Download entire volumes of PD Google-digitized books Download PDF and EPUB of PD Google-digitized books from mobile interface Potential access to in- copyright for print disabled Potential Section 108 uses Have a voice in the future of HathiTrust

13 Discovery & access services: how does HathiTrust fit in? UC services: UC-eLinks, Melvyl HathiTrust WorldCat Local instance: Services from Mobile interface Search widgets \



16 Services from Catalog search Full text search Collection builder Bibliographic & rights/access data








24 How is HathiTrust working to make more content available to users? Grant-funded copyright review projects Rights holders opening up works Bringing in public domain content from partners Metadata correction

25 The HathiTrust User Support Group assists users and tracking issues including: Quality of content Collections, requests to have content added Metadata errors (typos, mismatched OCLC numbers) Copyright questions, permissions, takedown requests ILL requests Requests for full pdfs Site functionality issues Reference questions!

26 HathiTrust site: Facebook: Twitter:!/hathitrust


28 What do you think? Questions? Thank you! Heather Christenson California Digital Library

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