Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Nearly 3.5 million digitized books added to Digital Public Library of America

On June 18, 2013, the Digital Public Library of America announced a partnership with the HathiTrust.org to provide access to nearly 3.5 million digital books online. The DPLA's blog states:
“HathiTrust’s joining the Digital Public Library of America more than doubles the size of our unified collection, and—as so many have asked for—fills it with millions of books. We couldn’t be more delighted. Over the last five years, HathiTrust has built an incredible digital infrastructure to store the scanned holdings of its many university and library partners, and we in turn look forward to providing a large general audience for these valuable works, and new pathways into them,” said Dan Cohen, DPLA’s Executive Director.
The HathiTrust has a genealogy collection of 2760 of which 2685 are available for full view online.

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