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HathiTrust: HathiTrust Major Milestones

An overview of HathiTrust and the value Baylor's membership brings to the Baylor research community.

HathiTrust Milestones

January 2008
 
Begins the measurable timeline for HathiTrust, with an initial 5-year commitment
September 2008
 
Received IMLS leadership grant to establish a Copyright Review Management System
October 13, 2008
 
Official launch of HathiTrust
January 2009
 
OCLC and HathiTrust to work together to enhance discovery of digital content
April 2009
 
First release of a temporary beta catalog for HathiTrust (using VuFind)
June 2009
 
New digital catalog search launched
October 2009
 
University of Michigan Press joins HathiTrust and adds almost all of their content
November 2009
 
Full-featured, full-text search service implemented
December 2009
 
Center for Research Libraries (CRL) initiated  assessments of Portico and HathiTrust for compliance with the Trustworthy Repository Audit and Certification (TRAC) criteria
 
April 2010
 
OCLC adding records from Google Books and HathiTrust to WorldCat
October 31, 2010
 
Deadline for libraries to become partners so they can participate in the constitutional convention
November 2010
 
California Digital Library develops HathiTrust Digital Library search widget that can be placed on any web page
December 2010
 
HathiTrust requested information from partners about print holdings in their libraries
January 2011
 
Implemented prototype of WorldCat Local for HathiTrust
February 2011
 
Begin development on a mobile interface
March 2011
 
HathiTrust Certified as Trustworthy Repository
September 12, 2011
 
HathiTrust Sued by Authors Guild, et.al.
October 8-10, 2011
 
HathiTrust Constitutional Convention (for partner libraries as of October 31, 2010)
January 2012
 
Begin the next phase of the copyright review process, focusing on international works, funded by an IMLS grant.
October 10, 2012
 
Judge’s Ruling a Win for Fair Use in Authors Guild v. HathiTrust Case
September 2018 The HathiTrust Research Center (HTRC) provides access to the text of the complete 16.7-million-item HathiTrust corpus for non-consumptive research, such as data mining and computational analysis, including items protected by copyright.

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