HathiTrust – pronounced “HAH-ti Trust” and named for the Hindi word for elephant – just hit a major milestone, with more than 10 million volumes in its digital library.
Those digitized books are now easier for Cornell’s library users to find: Books that reside in HathiTrust are also now included seamlessly in the new and improved search on the library’s website. In December alone, Cornell contributed 9,871 items to the repository, bringing the library’s holdings to 383,690 items.
The library began contributing items to the digital repository, which now has 67 partners, in November 2010. Many of these volumes were originally digitized through the Google Books program, and they include books under copyright and in the public domain.