November 28, 2015

Princeton University Library Joins HathiTrust

Princeton University Library announced this week that it had become the latest library to partner with HathiTrust, the digital repository in which a group of research libraries has agreed to combine and share digitized materials.

Princeton University Librarian Karin Trainer told LJ that the library expects to store approximately 250,000 public-domain works from its Google Books scanning project with HathiTrust, as well as a number of locally-produced digital collections yet to be determined.

Princeton’s is the 29th library to join, following Yale University Library, which joined the repository in August, and the New York Public Library, which announced its involvement in May, as LJ reported.

As with other libraries involved with HathiTrust, Princeton’s HathiTrust scans will account for only a small fraction of the library’s total collections. Princeton University Library contains more than 7 million volumes, 5 million manuscripts, and 2 million non-print items.

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