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    Summon: Choosing a HathiTrust Database, Content Coverage, and Copyright Restrictions

    • Product: Summon

    Which HathiTrust database is right for our library's Summon service?

    Update January 27, 2014: The HathiTrust collection has been reinstated into the Summon Index after being temporarily withdrawn for maintenance work.
    This document provides basic information about HathiTrust Databases. Use the links below to move your topic of interest.

    Choosing a HathiTrust Database

    The Summon service provides access to three HathiTrust databases: HathiTrust Public Domain within U.S. only, HathiTrust Public Domain & Copyright Works, and HathiTrust Global Public Domain only. Use the following information to help you decide which HathiTrust database is right for your library and add it to your Client Center profile. These databases are available to your library at no additional charge:
    HathiTrust (Public Domain within US only) database (code J3O) includes almost 2.6 million scanned works and is growing. These works are fully viewable (full text) with full indexing. No authentication is necessary. This database is a subset of the Public Domain & Copyright Works database. Choose this database if you want your patrons' searches to return only full-text results from HathiTrust and your library is in the U.S. (NOTE: Even if you choose this database, a patron can always select "Add results beyond your library's collection" and they will see results from the complete Public Domain & Copyright Works database.)
    HathiTrust (Public Domain & Copyright Works) database (code 1HA) is the complete database. It contains over 6.7 million scanned works and is growing. It contains both fully viewable public-domain content and limited-view scans of in-copyright or orphaned works. Limited scans include sample pages, TOC, and metadata. No authentication is required. Choose this database if you want your patrons' searches to return results from the complete HathiTrust collection regardless whether they are full text or limited scans.
    HathiTrust (Global Public Domain only) data database (code M74) is available to global, non-U.S., Summon service clients and contains almost 1.6 million works. This content consists of fully viewable works published outside of the U.S. before 1869. Choose this database if you want your patrons' searches to return full-text results from the HathiTrust database and your library is outside of the U.S. Visit HathiTrust for more information about copyright restrictions and availability. (NOTE: Even if you choose this database, a patron can always select "Add results beyond your library's collection" and they will see results from the complete Public Domain & Copyright Works database.) New October 2011
    To add the HathiTrust database to your library's profile, log in to the Client Center and then follow the instructions to add a database to your library's profile.
    When you use the e-Catalog to search for the HathiTrust database, you will see a fourth database, HathiTrust Digital Library. This database is only for use by clients subscribing to our federated-search solution, 360 Search, and should not be chosen for use in your Summon service.
    When you add HathiTrust resources to your Client Center profile, be sure to place a checkmark in the "Display in Summon" checkbox on the Database Details page for each resource you add..

    HathiTrust Content in the Summon Service

    The Summon service currently has almost 7 million metadata records loaded, including all 2.6 million public-domain works in HathiTrust, plus more than one million non-public-domain (in-copyright and orphan) works. Summon continues to work on loading all 13 million HathiTrust records.
    Additionally, the Summon service is indexing the full text of HathiTrust titles: nearly 5.4 million full-text works have been loaded and matched to appropriate catalog records. Summon continues to add full-text indexing.
    Join the Summon service mailing list for HathiTrust updates.

    HathiTrust Content Blocked Due to Copyright Restrictions

    The Summon service provides HathiTrust content that adheres to the HathiTrust guidelines. These guidelines state that access to volumes in HathiTrust depends on the country a user is accessing from.
    All users are able to access:
    1. Open-access or Creative Commons-licensed works in HathiTrust; and
    2. U.S. works published prior to 1923.
    In addition, U.S. users can access HathiTrust non-U.S. works published prior to 1923. Because of differences in international copyright laws, non-U.S. users cannot access HathiTrust non-U.S works published outside the United States after 1870.
    Viewing an in-copyright or orphan work provides metadata and limited access (search only). As shown in the sample images below, clicking on a limited (search-only) link provides the ability to search within the text to find the frequencies and page numbers of specific words and phrases. Users can also email, cite, or export the citation:
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    Summon HathiTrust In Copyright Rescriction Screen


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    • Date Created: 9-Feb-2014
    • Last Edited Date: 21-Feb-2014
    • Old Article Number: 8768