Syracuse University Login Changes – May 2024

May 23, 2024

  • When: May 23, 2024
  • Impacts: Users who log into HathiTrust with Syracuse University and have built personal collections

On May 23rd, 2024, Syracuse University switched to using a new method for logging in to HathiTrust.

Access to personal collections

If you had previously built a personal collection in HathiTrust, you will need to take action to recover access to your collection.

To recover access to your collections, you will log in to HathiTrust via Syracuse University using the old login method and generate a link that will allow you to recover access to your collections.

Steps to migrate collections:

  1. Log in to HathiTrust via Syracuse University using the old method: Log In (opens in a new tab)
  2. After logging in, navigate to the list of your personal collections.
  3. In the left sidebar, find the function to “Transfer Collections.” Click on the transfer button.
  4. The new screen displays the list of all of your collections that will be transferred. After reviewing or editing the list, select the Next button at the bottom of the dialogue to proceed.
  5. In the new screen, copy the link that is provided.
  6. Log out of HathiTrust or open a new private browser.
  7. Log in to HathiTrust via Syracuse University using the new method: Log In (opens in a new tab)
  8. After successfully logging in, paste the link that you had copied in Step 5 above into your browser address bar and press the Enter key on your keyboard.
  9. The new screen prompts you to Review Transfer. Select Next to confirm the transfer.
  10. After the transfer is complete, select Done.

Important: Do not share your transfer link with anyone unless you want them to take ownership of your collections.

You can also follow these steps to transfer one collection at a time. Instead of starting from the list of all of your collections, open the collection you wish to transfer and follow the process above for that one collection.

Login changes

Syracuse University users are still able to log in to HathiTrust by searching for “Syracuse University” in the dropdown list under “Find my Partner Institution.” The login screen looks the same, but access is now handled through Microsoft login directly rather than via Shibboleth.