January 2024

Celebrating Public Domain Day 2024: New Collections
On January 1, titles published in 1928 entered the public domain in the United States, including more than 66,000 items in the HathiTrust collection. Global readers can access 46,829 of these titles.  HathiTrust exclusively preserves the digital copies of published print works.  With thousands of contributions from member libraries, HathiTrust is uniquely positioned to increase […]
January 16, 2024
Finalizing Our Strategic Vision
We are nearing completion of our new Strategic Vision, the culmination of  a year’s work in which we examined and discussed the accomplishments and lessons from our first 15 years with our members, peers, and staff. Led by Athenaeum21, this process explored our growth, expansion, and experimentation and illuminated our place in the current research, […]
January 17, 2024
Tips & Tricks
Automatic Login: Streamlining Login for Member Users
Automatic Login is a way for HathiTrust member libraries to use their institution's authentication system to automatically login users to HathiTrust when they visit our homepage or access titles from a local catalog.
January 16, 2024
Improvements to MARC View
HathiTrust recently made design improvements to the MARC view of catalog records. By applying new design principles used in the website redesign and digital library interface, the rows of data are roomier and easier on the eyes.  To view a book’s MARC record, click on the button from the catalog record of an item.  The […]
January 16, 2024
HathiTrust Files Brief to Support Libraries’ Fair Use Rights
HathiTrust has filed an amicus brief in Hachette Book Group et al vs Internet Archive, a US federal lawsuit addressing “controlled digital lending” (CDL).  In March, a district court in New York granted summary judgment to the publisher plaintiffs, ruling that Internet Archive’s CDL service and its National Emergency Library infringed the publishers’ copyright, and […]
January 3, 2024
Welcoming New Members: January 2024
We are pleased to announce that Stony Brook University has joined the HathiTrust member community. See the full list of member libraries.
January 18, 2024