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HathiTrust 2015 Member Meeting

HathiTrust 2015 Member Meeting

Big Ten Center, Chicago


December 9, 2015

The 2015 HathiTrust Member Meeting will be held on December 9 at the Big Ten Center near O’Hare Airport in Chicago.  We ask all official member representatives to plan to attend or to designate an attendee who can, if needed, vote on behalf of their institution. Following the model of the 2011 Constitutional Convention, library directors from state university systems or consortia that are HathiTrust members may also attend, although only the member representative for the consortia may vote.

We plan to begin no later than 9am and conclude no later than 3:30pm, with a continental breakfast available at 8am.  A detailed agenda will be sent to registered attendees in advance of the meeting. We expect the meeting to include an update on strategic initiatives, proposed by-laws changes, and an in-depth discussion of the planned Shared Print Monograph Archiving program, as well as finances, the legal landscape, and current priorities.

Registration details have been sent to member representatives.

There is no charge to attend the meeting, but we will ask attendees to RSVP by November 30, 2015.  Background materials will be sent in advance of the meeting.

Hotel Information

A block of rooms are available for attendees at the Aloft Chicago O’Hare, adjacent to the Big Ten Center, and other hotels are located within walking distance of the Big Ten Center.

Aloft Chicago O'Hare (next door to the Conference Center)
2700 Balmoral Avenue
Rosemont, IL  60018
Phone: (847) 671-4444
Reservations: (866) 716-8143

Alternate Hotel:

Loews Chicago O'Hare Hotel
5300 N. River road
Rosemont, IL  60018
Phone: (847) 544-5300
Reservations: (877) 868-9134


Both the Aloft Chicago O'Hare and the Loews Chicago O'Hare Hotel have free hotel shuttles that run to/from O'Hare.


Please contact Melissa Stewart (mmstewa@hathitrust.org) if you have questions.

Meeting Agenda


Breakfast available for meeting participants [Slides]                                                                                     


Welcome and Introductions [Notes] 

Richard Clement, University of New Mexico
Chair, HathiTrust Board of Governors



Executive Director Report [Notes] [Slides]

Mike Furlough, Executive Director, HathiTrust


Program Steering Committee Report [Notes] [Slides]

Robert Wolven, Columbia University
Chair, Program Steering Committee


BREAK (fifteen minutes)


Bylaws Discussion and Vote [Notes] [Slides]

Robert Wolven, Columbia University
Chair, Program Steering Committee


HathiTrust Research Center Update [Notes] [Slides]

Stephen Downie, University of Illinois
Co-Director, HathiTrust Research Center


HathiTrust Budget Report [Notes] [Slides]

Betsy Wilson, University of Washington
Chair-elect/Treasurer, HathiTrust Board of Governors


Buffet lunch served


HathiTrust at Your Library [Notes] [Slides]

Jeffrey Carrico, Georgia Tech: “HathiTrust at Georgia Tech”
Greg Cram, The New York Public Library: “Speaking the Same Language: Why NYPL Copied Rights Codes from HathiTrust”
Joseph Hafner, McGill University: “Updating HathiTrust Links in WorldCat”
Martha Hruska, UC San Diego: “Using HathiTrust to Enhance a Special Collection”
Robert McDonald, Indiana University: “Scholar’s Commons and HathiTrust Tools and Services”
Michelle Paolillo, Cornell University: “Bringing Buried Treasure to Light: creating article-level discovery metadata for HathiTrust resources”
Ben Walker, University of Florida: “Enhanced Access to HathiTrust for Patrons with Disabilities: Experiences of the State University Libraries of Florida”
John Wang, University of Notre Dame: “Book Inventory Management System for HTSPMP”


Shared Print Structured Discussion [Notes] [Slides]

Anne Kenney, Columbia University
HathiTrust Board of Governors


Closing Discussion and Recap of Day [Notes] [Slides]

Mike Furlough, Executive Director