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HathiTrust is a partnership of over 90 (and growing!) research institutions and libraries worldwide. This partnership results in an immense collection of digital resources, ensuring that the resources are securely preserved and available for access and use both now and in the future.
Originally established in 2008, HathiTrust works to provide “published record as a public good to users around the world” as much as possible within copyright law.
|Features||Google Books Project||HathiTrust|
|Numbers||15 million items||10 million items and is growing|
|Content Type||books, journals, magazines, reports, and government documents||books, journals, magazines, reports, musical scores, and government documents|
|Organization||Google owns the Google Book Project and decides how to manage it||partnership of libraries and institutions, with membership and shared governance|
|Full-Text Search||full-text search within all the content; browse to sections containing the search terms||full-text search within all the content; pages where terms are found are displayed|
|Full-Text Download||full-text download of the whole item for those items that out of copyright||full-text download for members of HT of the whole item for those items that are out of copyright|
|Copyright status||does not work on identifying copyright status of "orphan" works||will work on identifying copyright status of "orphan" works|
|MARC records in WorldCat that lead to the project's "landing page" ; there will sometimes be duplicate records; leads to links to holidng libraries||MARC records in WorldCat that lead to the project's "landing page" ; there will sometimes be duplicate records; leads to links to holidng libraries|
|Long term archiving and reformatting as needed of full text||Not a key part of the mission||Is a key part of the mission|
|Replacement of library material||Not a source of replacements for missing library materials||Is a source of replacements for missing library materials, under US Copyright Section 108|
Table based on one created by Barbara DeFelice and William Fontaine, Dartmouth College.