The Penn Libraries have refreshed our HathiTrust records in Franklin: Catalog this morning, adding direct URLs for more than 384,000 HathiTrust e-books through new records and links added to existing records for print books in the Penn Libraries collections to reflect online availability in the HathiTrust Digital Library.
This update, the first since our initial October 2014 load of 2 million HathiTrust e-book records, provides a direct link to each of the 2.4 million public-domain and Creative Commons titles and 5.3 million public-domain volumes in the HathiTrust Digital Library, the archive for Google Books, Internet Archive books, and various in-house digitization projects.
The Penn Libraries have been a HathiTrust institutional member since 2010. After our initial record load in October 2014 – a process made possible by catalog record enhancements and by the home-grown DLA-D technology that powers Franklin – HathiTrust page views by Penn readers exploded by 264% from 4,352 views in 3rd quarter 2014 to 15,854 views in 4th quarter 2014.
Penn readers following a HathiTrust direct link from Franklin: Catalog will be directed to log in using their PennKey to download full-PDFs of public domain works and works made available under Creative Commons licenses. For more information about what’s downloadable in the HathiTrust Digital Library, see its FAQ on Printing/Downloading.
For more information on access to the HathiTrust Digital Library through the Penn Libraries and our Franklin: Catalog, please contact Richard Griscom, Acting Director for Collection Development, Global Studies and Scholarly Communications, or Jon Shaw, Director of Logistics and Access Services.