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Monday, February 14, 2011

Harvard Library joins HathiTrust

The Harvard Library has joined HathiTrust, a shared digital repository for published materials that is co-owned and co-managed by the academic and public libraries who are the Trust's 52 partners. Helen Shenton, executive director of the Harvard Library, praised HathiTrust’s vision and heralded Harvard's affiliation with it: "This is a highly significant new collaboration that reflects the changing landscape for research libraries everywhere. HathiTrust mission embodies the spirit and the substance of Harvard's rapidly evolving library system." HathiTrust was formed in 2008, with infrastructure located at the University of Michigan and Indiana University. The mission of HathiTrust is to "contribute to the common good by collecting, organizing, preserving, communicating, and sharing the record of human knowledge." Currently, the shared repository contains more than 7.9 million digitized volumes in 355 terabytes of storage

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