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HathiTrust: The Collection and Its Uses

Date: May 6, 2013

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Special Guest

John P. WilkinJohn P. Wilkin

John P. Wilkin is the associate university librarian for publishing and technology and the executive director of HathiTrust. MPublishing is the primary academic publishing enterprise of the University of Michigan and part of the University Library. Units include the UM Press, the Text Creation Partnership, the Copyright Office, Deep Blue (Michigan's institutional repository), and a digital publishing operation responsible for electronic journals, content hosting, and many open access monographs. The Library Information Technology (LIT) Division supports the library's online catalog and related technologies, provides the infrastructure to both digitize and access digital library collections, supports the library's web presence, and provides frameworks and systems to coordinate library technology activities (e.g., authentication and authorization). Reporting units include Core Services, Digital Library Production Service, Library Systems, the Learning Technology Incubation Group, the User Experience Department, and Web Services.

Sigrid Anderson CordellSigrid Anderson Cordell

Sigrid Anderson Cordell is the librarian for history and American culture, as well as the interim librarian for English literature, at the University of Michigan’s Hatcher Graduate Library. She holds a PhD in English and American literature from the University of Virginia and was a Council on Library and Information Resources postdoctoral fellow at Princeton University Library in the Department of Rare Books and Special Collections. She has taught in the English department at the University of Virginia and in the Freshman Writing Program at Harvard University. Her book, Fictions of Dissent: Reclaiming Authority in Transatlantic Women’s Writing of the Late Nineteenth Century, was published by Pickering and Chatto in 2010. Her work has appeared in Victorian Literature and Culture and American Periodicals and is forthcoming in Neo-Victorian Studies and in portal: Libraries and the Academy.


Join Malcolm Brown, EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative director, and Veronica Diaz, ELI associate director, as they moderate this webinar with John Wilkin and Sigrid Anderson Cordell. Wilkin and Cordell will provide an overview of HathiTrust and will discuss some uses of the materials in the repository. HathiTrust is the world's largest research library digital repository of published books and journals. The presentation will cover HathiTrust's origins, as well as the collection and its relationship to library collections more generally. Wilkin and Cordell will also discuss uses of HathiTrust materials, with specific discussion of lawful uses and uses in the classroom.

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