USU joins library partnership, more than doubling available books

In an agreement called “transformative,” Utah State University libraries has joined the HathiTrust, a shared digital repository that more than doubles the available books in USU’s collection. Dean of Libraries Rick Clement says with the scope and range of HathiTrust, a national digital library is coming into being and Utah State University is among the first ranks in that effort. He says this is an exciting development not only for the main campus but for the five other campuses in the USU system and for distance education students.USU signed a partnership agreement with HathiTrust, becoming the 35th school in the country to become a partner institution. The three previous partners to join were Cornell, Dartmouth and the Triangle Research Libraries Network (including Duke, North Carolina at Chapel Hill, North Carolina Central and North Carolina State). HathiTrust is a partnership of major academic and research libraries collaborating in a digital library initiative to preserve access to the published record in digital form.

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