March 2023

Welcoming New Members to HathiTrust

We are pleased to announce that University of Montana Missoula has joined the HathiTrust member community. See the full membership list on our website.

Welcome to Jennifer Vinopal, Our New Associate Director

We are thrilled to welcome our very first Associate Director, Jennifer Vinopal, who officially started this week. Jennifer’s portfolio includes day-to-day management of HathiTrust’s operations, including our digital library services and programs, and she will have a major role in implementing activities funded by our Mellon-funded grant Building Resilience for Preservation and Access.  Read more about Jennifer and join us in wishing her well during this exciting time for our organization.

HathiTrust Slack Community Shifts Focus
After three years, we have decided to wind down the HathiTrust Slack Community. Beginning March 23 we will no longer monitor or post on the main #General channel. However, the active channels used by several user support teams will remain — the Digital Object Quality Content  (#DOQC) and and Bibliographic Correction Groups (#BCG). These groups […]
April 19, 2023
Crown Copyright Project Concludes with 69K Reviews
In early 2020, the Copyright Review Program began a new project to review government documents for crown copyright, including UK, Australia, and Canadian government works. This work was accomplished through the contributed time of 15 individuals from 10 member libraries in Canada and the U.S. The team recently celebrated the project completion after many rounds […]
April 19, 2023

From the Collection: Black Feminist, Anna Julia Cooper

Caption: Cooper’s book is considered a foundational text of Black feminism.
Title: A Voice from the South by a Black Woman from the South
Authors: Cooper, Anna J. 1858-1964.
Published: Xenia, Ohio: Aldine Printing House, 1892. Contributed by University of Michigan (HathiTrust member since 2008).

In the News, Publications, and Research

Renata Ewing, “Thoughts on HathiTrust: A Q & A with Rice Majors,” UC Libraries HathiTrust Help Center, February 27, 2023.

Sil Hamilton and Andrew Piper, “MultiHATHI: A Complete Collection of Multilingual Prose Fiction in the HathiTrust Digital Library,” Journal of Open Humanities Data, February 8, 2023.

Shannon Cary, Marie Concannon Receives National Library Award for “Prices and Wages by the Decade,”” Library News, University of Missouri Library, February 27, 2023.

(Marie Concannon’s website references thousands of HathiTrust links. Learn more about her project on our blog and from her 2022 Community Week presentation.)

University of Michigan Library, “Museums and herbarium books available online,” March 7, 2023.

HathiTrust Staff on the Road

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

March 14-17, 2023, Code4Lib, Princeton, NJ: Janet Swatscheno.
April 3-4, 2023, CNI Spring 2023 Membership Meeting, Denver, CO: Mike Furlough.
April 17-18, 2023, University of San Diego Digital Initiatives Symposium, San Diego, CA: Mike Furlough.
June 22-27, 2023, American Library Association Annual Conference, Chicago, IL: Heather Weltin.