HathiTrust and OCLC Work Together

Jan 30, 2009


HathiTrust, a group of research libraries in the United States collaborating to create a repository of digital collections, and OCLC, a nonprofit library service and research organization, will work together to increase visibility of and access to items in the HathiTrust’s shared digital repository. Launched jointly by the 12-university consortium known as the Committee on Institutional Cooperation and the 11 university libraries of the University of California system, HathiTrust’s digital collections, including millions of books, will be archived and preserved in a single repository hosted by HathiTrust. Materials in the public domain and those where rightsholders have given permission will be available for reading online. OCLC and HathiTrust will work together to increase online visibility and accessibility of the digital collections by creating WorldCat records describing the content and linking to the collections via WorldCat.org and WorldCat Local.

(www.worldcat.org, www.oclc.org)