Not to be confused with HATII
HathiTrust was founded in October 2008 by the twelve universities of the Committee on Institutional Cooperation
and the eleven libraries of the University of California
The partnership includes over 60 research libraries
across the United States, Canada, and Europe, and is based on a shared governance
structure. Costs are shared by the participating libraries and library consortia.
The repository is administered by the University of Michigan
The Executive Director of HathiTrust is Mike Furlough.
The HathiTrust Shared Print Program is a distributed collective collection
whose participating libraries have committed to retaining almost 18 million monograph volumes for 25 years, representing three-quarters of HathiTrust digital book holdings.
In October 2015, HathiTrust comprised over 13.7 million volumes, including 5.3 million of which were in the public domain
in the United States. HathiTrust provides a number of discovery and access services, notably, full-text search
across the entire repository. In 2016 over 6.17 million users located in the United States and in 236 other nations used Hathitrust in 10.92 million sessions.
As of 2021, the copyright policy states that "many works in our collection are protected by copyright law, so we cannot ordinarily publicly display large portions of those protected works unless we have permission from the copyright holder", and thus "if we cannot determine the copyright or permission status of a work, we restrict access to that work until we can establish its status. Because of differences in international copyright laws, access is also restricted for users outside the United States to works published outside the United States after and including 1896."
PageTurner is the web application
on the HathiTrust website for viewing publications.
From PageTurner readers can navigate through a publication, download a PDF
version of it, and view pages in different ways, such as one page at a time, scrolling
, or thumbnail
The Emergency Temporary Access Service
(ETAS) is a service provided by HathiTrust that makes it possible in certain special situations, such as closure of a library for a public health emergency, for users of HathiTrust member libraries to obtain lawful access to copyright digital materials in place of the corresponding physical books held by the same library.
, pronounced "hah-tee", is the Hindi
word for "elephant
", an animal famed for its long-term memory.
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