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February 2020 Update

Mapping the Elephant: Register for February and March Member-to-Member Webcasts
The HTRC Workshop Series Registration Now Open
Reminder: HTRC Monthly Maintenance Period
Welcome Glen Worthey to the HathiTrust Research Center
Members Announced for New PSC Groups
New International Copyright Review Project: Commonwealth Government Publications
From the Collection: Cornell Land Grant Collection
HathiTrust User Support Team Member: Jenn Siegel
New Membership on FedDocs Advisory Group
News, Research, and Publications

Mapping the Elephant:
Register for February and March Member-to-Member Webcasts

Mapping the Elephant, the webcast series by HathiTrust members, for HathiTrust members, continues in February and March. During the webcasts, member presenters discuss an aspect of HathiTrust that has had an impact on their library, research, teaching, or institutional mission with time reserved to answer questions by attendees. 

Registration for Mapping the Elephant webcast series events is required and is open to both members and non-members. Webcasts will also be recorded and posted to the HathiTrust YouTube Channel.

If you have an idea for a topic to present, pass it along to Jessica Rohr, jbelle@hathitrust.org

Tuesday, February 25 at 3:00pm EST / 12:00pm PST: Magnifying Value: A Look At HathiTrust Through A Preservation Lens, Andrew Hart, Preservation Librarian, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Register Online

Tuesday, March 10 at 3:00pm EST / 12:00pm PST: TRAIL: how a grassroots digitization effort became the HathiTrust’s 24th largest content contributor, Mel DeSart, Head, Engineering Library and Head, Mathematics Research Library at the University of Washington & current Chair of TRAIL and Sinai Wood, Government Documents Librarian at Baylor University and Coordinator of TRAIL’s Collections Working Group.

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Wednesday, March 25 at 2:00pm EST / 11:00am PST: Success with HTRC Workshop at McGill Library, Joseph Hafner, Associate Dean, Collection Services, McGill University Library

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The HTRC Workshop Series Registration Now Open

Registration is now open for the HathiTrust Research Center’s spring 2020 workshop series, with events at the University of Iowa, Southern Methodist University, University of Colorado- Boulder, and Princeton University. Each training includes a full-day workshop for librarians and a half-day workshop for researchers. Register, or share the news with your community. Please note: Workshop registration numbers are correct at the time of publishing.


Register using the links below:

University of Iowa (HathiTrust member since 2008)

March 3: Librarian workshop registration (Waitlist open for visiting attendees.)

March 4:Researcher workshop registration (Only 5 seats remaining for visiting attendees.)

Southern Methodist University (HathiTrust member since 2017)

April 7: Librarian workshop registration(Only 4 seats remaining for visiting attendees.)

April 8:Researcher workshop registration(Only 5 seats remaining for visiting attendees.)

University of Colorado, Boulder (HathiTrust member since 2018)

April 15:Librarian workshop registration(Only 2 seats remaining for visiting attendees.)

April 16: Researcher workshop registration(Only 5 seats remaining for visiting attendees.)

Princeton University (HathiTrust member since 2010)

May 12:Librarian workshop registration(Waitlist open for visiting attendees.)

May 13:Researcher workshop registration (Only 4 seats remaining for visiting attendees.)

Learn more about the series here: https://www.hathitrust.org/htrc_workshops

Reminder: HTRC Monthly Maintenance Period

The Research Center observes a monthly downtime period for maintenance of its systems. The downtime occurs on the 2nd Sunday and Monday of each month. All HTRC services are unavailable during the downtime. Upcoming maintenance periods include: March 8-9, April 12-13, and May 10-11. 

Welcome Glen Worthey to the HathiTrust Research Center

Glen Worthey


We are pleased to announce that Glen Worthey has joined the HathiTrust Research Center as the Associate Director for Research Support Services based at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, School of Information Sciences.

Glen Worthey was Digital Humanities Librarian at Stanford, 1997-2019, and was founding head of Stanford’s Center for Interdisciplinary Digital Research (CIDR).  He’s held many roles in the international Digital Humanities community, and is currently Chair-Elect of the Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations (ADHO) Executive Board.  His graduate work was in Russian children’s literature at the University of California, Berkeley.

Join us in welcoming Glen to HTRC! 

Members Announced for New PSC Groups

The HathiTrust Program Steering Committee recently announced the membership of four new working groups and task forces to support specific objectives set forth in HathiTrust’s Strategic Directions 2019-2023.

Members are listed on the webpage for each of the following groups:

Community Metadata Strategy Task Force

Digital Collection Strategy Working Group

Metadata Sharing Policy Task Force

User Engagement Task Force

Members can expect more information about and from these groups as they begin their work in earnest.

New International Copyright Review Project: Commonwealth Government Publications 

In January, the Copyright Review Program began a new project to review government documents for crown copyright. This includes UK, Australia, and Canadian government works. Commonwealth countries that utilize crown copyright give protection based on the date of publication, in most cases 50 years from the date of publication.

The team expects to review items published through 1969 and make eligible government works of Canada, Australia, and the United Kingdom available to international users. Over the next several years, 12 individuals from 5 member libraries in Canada and 19 individuals from U.S. member libraries are participating and will review the copyright of 48,851 items. 

Six institutions are participating for the first time in the Copyright Review Program: University of Texas San Antonio (HathiTrust member since 2014); McMaster University (HathiTrust member since 2018); University of British Columbia (HathiTrust member since 2013); Queen’s University (HathiTrust member since 2019); University of Kentucky (HathiTrust member since 2018); and the University of Alberta (HathiTrust member since 2013).


From the Collection:  Cornell Land Grant Collection


Selecting Clothes for Small Children

Caption: Buying Clothes for Small Children

Title: Information bulletin (Cornell University. Cooperative Extension.)

Author: Lenore Landry

Published: Ithaca, N.Y., New York State College of Human Ecology [Extension Service, etc.] 

The Cornell University Land Grant/Statutory College Publications is a HathiTrust featured collection published in late 2019. It includes 12,701 items from or about the four statutory or “contract colleges” listed below that are operated by Cornell University under contract with New York state. The collection also documents the work of prominent figures and institutional bodies fulfilling their “knowledge with a public purpose” mission such as Cooperative Extension and Agricultural Experiment Stations. 

  • College of Agriculture & Life Sciences 

  • College of Human Ecology

  • College of Veterinary Medicine

  • School of Industrial & Labor Relations

The collection is believed to be the single most comprehensive source of digital content as it relates to these entities. Institutions who contributed to this collaborative effort at Cornell University (HathiTrust member since 2010) through their own digitization efforts, include the Universities of Illinois, California, Michigan, and Minnesota.

HathiTrust User Support Team Member: Jenn Siegel

Jenn Siegel

Jenn Siegel, Brandeis University (HathiTrust member since 2012)

HathiTrust User Support team member since 2015. 

Learn more about HathiTrust User Support.

“In my position in Interlibrary Loan here at Brandeis, I have been using HathiTrust for years – it’s the first place I look when one of our patrons requests something older that seems likely to be in HathiTrust. When I saw the call for volunteers for the User Support Team, I jumped at the chance to apply – here was my opportunity to give back a little to something that was super helpful in my daily work, and would give me the chance to learn more about how [HathiTrust] works.”

Jenn says the most gratifying moments during her tenure in HTUS are “when a patron writes to just let you know how excited they were to find something in HathiTrust because they didn’t even know an item existed and it turned out to be central to their research. Whether it’s professional or personal research, seeing patrons excited about what we provide is awesome.”

New Membership on FedDocs Advisory Group

At the end of 2019, HathiTrust welcomed new members to a refreshed HathiTrust Federal Documents Advisory Committee (FDAC) which will bring new HathiTrust member library perspectives to the U.S. Federal Documents Program. The group will focus on collective strategies to solve shared challenges such as collaborative digitization of federal documents; methods and operations to characterize, improve, and enhance the quality of federal documents metadata; and strategies to expand awareness and promote use of our digital federal documents collection.  


  • Heather Christenson, Program Officer, HathiTrust, Chair

  • Cheryle Cole-Bennett, Project Coordinator, ASERL

  • Marie Concannon, Head, Government Information and Data Archives Research & Information Services Division, University of Missouri (HathiTrust member since 2011)

  • Rebecca Crist, Project Manager Library Initiatives, BTAA

  • Valerie Glenn, Head, Map and Government Information Library, University of Georgia Libraries (HathiTrust member since 2018)

  • Cass Hartnett, Documents Librarian, University of Washington (HathiTrust member since 2010)

  • Karen Hoganboom, Head of Scholarly Communications, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (HathiTrust member since 2008)

  • Alicia Kubas, Government Publications and Data Librarian; Regional Depository Coordinator, University of Minnesota (HathiTrust member since 2008)

  • Catherine Morse, Government Information, Law and Political Science Librarian, University of Michigan (HathiTrust member since 2008)

  • Laura Sare, Associate Professor, Texas A & M (HathiTrust member since 2010)

  • Jesse Silva, Scholarly Resources Strategy Librarian, University of California, Berkeley (HathiTrust member since 2009)

  • Sinai Wood, Associate Professor & Documents Librarian, Baylor University (HathiTrust member since 2012)

  • Daniel Dollar, AUL for Scholarly Resources, HathiTrust Program Steering Committee Liaison, Yale University (HathiTrust member since 2010)


News, Research, and Publications

UC & HathiTrust Celebrate Public Domain Day 2020

Renata Ewing, Service Manager, HathiTrust & Digital Content

California Digital Library blog

January 23, 2020


The HathiTrust Digital Library’s potential for musicology research

Downie, J.S., Bhattacharyya, S., Giannetti, F. Dickson-Koehl, E and Organisciak, P.

International Journal on Digital Libraries (2020)

HathiTrust Staff on the Road

HathiTrust staff will be attending the following events. Please contact us if you wish to meet us at any of these events!

  • NISO Plus Conference, February 23–25 (Baltimore, MD) — Graham Dethmers, Mike Furlough

  • Code4Lib Conference, March 9–11 (Pittsburgh, PA) — Graham Dethmers, Aaron Elkiss, Natalie Fulkerson, and Sandra McIntyre

  • CNI Spring Members Meeting, March 30–31 (San Diego, CA) — Mike Furlough, Sandra McIntyre