By Heather Christenson, CDL HathiTrust Project Manager
A special edition HathiTrust newsletter highlighting 2010 achievements and activities is now available. 2010 was quite a momentous year for our partnership; the membership of HathiTrust doubled to 52 institutions, and we’re approaching 8 million volumes total.
The University of California has deposited over 2 million volumes, with over 400,000 in the public domain. In addition to providing a large percentage of content, UC continued to make major contributions to HathiTrust development and activities in 2010.
Representatives from the UC Libraries served on the Executive Committee and Strategic Advisory Board, as well as major working groups and committees on: Communications, Usability, Development Environment, Collections, Quality, and Discovery Interface. The California Digital Library was busy with many development projects: a path for ingest of our content digitized by Internet Archive, contributions to the pageturner application, a set of search widgets, an object validation tool, an SFX (UC-eLinks) target, and specifications and launch of major project to build the new HathiTrust metadata management system.
2011 promises to be another watershed year for HathiTrust, and we look forward to continuing content growth and enhancement of the services infrastructure, as well as to the “Constitutional Convention” in October 2011.
Learn more about upcoming 2011 activities on the HathiTrust web site. More information about our UC Mass Digitization projects, including the Where to Find Our Books page, is available at: http://www.cdlib.org/services/collections/massdig/.