An update on HathiTrust Activities has been posted at

http://www.hathitrust.org/updates_april2011

In addition to new functionality for its PageTurner application in April, improving the way volumes in the repository can be viewed and used (announced earlier in CDLINFO, other highlights this month include these activities:

  • The Usability Working Group made significant progress in April in developing a set of personas for HathiTrust users and scenarios of use.
  • The IMLS grant project team continued to refine definitions for the preliminary set of quality errors they have identified within volumes, and make improvements to the quality review application interface.
  • Michigan staff began development work on priority features for full-text search as identified in the Full-Text Search Working Group’s report. The implementation team is focusing initially on relevance ranking of search results based on a combination of full-text OCR and bibliographic metadata, and on faceting of results using bibliographic metadata. The goal is to release significant new features that use the bibliographic data to enhance full-text search results by July 1, 2011.

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