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Mike Furlough, “The HathiTrust Research Corpus”

February 25, 2015 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

This talk will provide a brief overview of HathiTrust and an opportunity to discuss how it can better support research and teaching at University of California, Davis.  Since its founding in 2008 HathiTrust has aspired to build a sustainable program of collective stewardship for library collections in the United States and around the world.  Mike Furlough will review the organization’s structure, services, and collections, as well as major initiatives now underway, which are intended expand access to US federal documents, enable computational research across millions of digitized texts, and catalyze new collective. He will also discuss the HathiTrust Research Corpus, providing computational access for nonprofit and educational users to published works in the public domain and, in the future, on limited terms to works in-copyright from the HathiTrust collections. Finally, he will discuss aspects of how new digital libraries like HathiTrust are changing the scholarly communications landscape.


Mike Furlough, Executive Director of the HathiTrust Digital Library since May, 2014. Prior to HathiTrust, Furlough was Associate Dean for Research and Scholarly Communications at the Pennsylvania State University Library. He has more than a dozen years of experience leading initiatives in digital scholarship, content stewardship, and scholarly communications, and served as an inaugural member of HathiTrust’s Program Steering Committee before becoming its Executive Director last year.

HathiTrust is an international partnership of academic and research institutions dedicated to ensuring the preservation and accessibility of the vast record of human knowledge. The partnership owns and operates a digital repository containing millions of public domain and in copyright volumes, digitized from partnering institution libraries and other sources. The preserved volumes are made available in accordance with copyright law as a shared scholarly resource for students, faculty, and researchers at the partnering institutions, and as a public good to the world community. For more information, visit HathiTrust.org.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015. From noon to 12:10 to 1:30, SS&H 1246 (STS/CSIS room)

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February 25, 2015
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm


Social Science and Humanities 1246
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