The primary benefits of partnership are cost-effective long-term preservation and access services for digitized content:
In general, institutions gain the most from membership that have significant amounts of content to deposit, or where there is significant overlap between the institutions' print collections and the digital collections in HathiTrust. More information about membership and services can be found below.
Yale University Library has made available its working group report on the costs and benefits of membership in HathiTrust , which we recommend for detailed analysis.
Our Partnership Checklist  lists the items and information required for partnership. In July of 2015, HathiTrust Staff hosted a webcast explaining the benefits of HathiTrust membership. View it here .
HathiTrust is engineered to provide efficient and effective storage for the terabytes of digital materials contributed by partnering libraries. Its robust technological infrastructure facilitates a new means of collaboration and resource-sharing among institutions of scholarly research. Read more about HathiTrust Technology .
HathiTrust provides secure, reliable, long-term preservation for deposited materials. HathiTrust partners are committed to compliance with current standards and review process for digital preservation. See Preservation  for more information.
Bibliographic and full text search are available for all volumes in HathiTrust. Public domain volumes are freely accessible to the public and can be downloaded in their entirety with authentication by persons affiliated with partner institutions. See Searching, Reading, and Building Collections  and Data Availability and APIs  for more information about access to HathiTrust and development APIs. For information about authentication to HathiTrust, please see Shibboleth Login .
HathiTrust offers a variety of methods for getting repository records into your catalog. See Data Availability and APIs  for more information.
Partnership in HathiTrust offers members institutions the ability to shape the development of new services through participation in HathiTrust working groups and committees , and HathiTrust Governance .