Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Books, Books, Books

The Chronicle of Higher Education this week announced that HathiTrust is now open. HathiTrust is composed of a large group of several universities interested in preserving the work Google has done with digitalizing hundreds of thousands of books. HathiTrust, working to become the biggest library in the world, with Google's help has currently digitized "2,108,109" volumes. Other stats include:
Currently Digitized 2,108,109 volumes 737,838,150 pages 78 terabytes 25 miles 1,713 tons 333,534 volumes (~16% of total) in the public domain
This is an amazing resource for everyone. Stop by and check out their site at HathiTrust. Rebecca

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