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    360 KB: HathiTrust Databases Have No Titles

    • Product: 360 KB

    Why are there no titles in the HathiTrust databases?

    There are three HathiTrust databases currently available in Serials Solutions 360 KB: HathiTrust (Public Domain & Copyright Works), HathiTrust (Public Domain only), and HathiTrust Digital Library. Each collection represents millions of titles contributed to the HathiTrust by over 50 libraries around the world, and is growing on a daily basis.

    Due to technical limitations, we are unable to load collections of this size into 360 KB. We are always making improvements to our system, and being able to successfully track millions of holdings in one collection is something we look forward to offering in the future.

    As a result, you will see zero titles associated with the HathiTrust databases in our 360 KB system. Since there are no titles for these databases in our 360 KB system we cannot generate MARC records for HathiTrust eBook titles for our 360 MARC Updates clients. For more, click here.

    For our customers using the Summon Web Scale Discovery Service, this is actually not a problem since the metadata around these titles, as well as full-text content and scans of sample pages and Tables of Content of a large portion of the HathiTrust collections, is included in the Summon Index. Users of the Summon service will be able to search the full text of these books and serials, and discover materials relevant to their research topics regardless of the lack of title coverage in 360 KB.

    For more on which HathiTrust database to choose for your library's Summon experience, click here.

    • Date Created: 9-Feb-2014
    • Last Edited Date: 21-Feb-2014
    • Old Article Number: 8416