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E-Books for Visual Arts: About HathiTrust

Guide to the many E-Book resources available for art and architecture.

HathiTrust Statistics

Currently Digitized

(as of September 2013)

  • 10,795,773 total volumes
  • 5,658,497 book titles
  • 281,869 serial titles
  • 3,778,520,550 pages
  • 484 terabytes
  • 128 miles
  • 8,772 tons
  • 3,450,133 volumes(~32% of total) in the public domain

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call numbers, languages, and dates.

About HathiTrust

HathiTrust is a partnership of major research institutions and libraries working to ensure that the cultural record is preserved and accessible long into the future. There are more than sixty partners in HathiTrust, and membership is open to institutions worldwide.  This international community of research libraries is committed to the long-term curation and availability of the cultural record. Through their common efforts and deep commitment to the public good, the libraries support the teaching and learning activities of the faculty, students and researchers at their home institutions, and the scholarly needs of the broader public as well.

HathiTrust Digital Library is a digital preservation repository and highly functional access platform. It provides long-term preservation and access services for public domain and in-copyright content from a variety of sources, including Google, the Internet Archive, Microsoft, and in-house partner institution initiatives.

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