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Penn Libraries Adds Records and Direct Links For 2 Million Titles From HathiTrust to Library Catalog | LJ INFOdocket


Some recent news out of the University of Pennsylvania. With the addition of the HathiTrust titles Penn s catalog is now nearly 50% larger. From Penn Libraries News: The University of Pennsylvania Libraries became an institutional partner of HathiTrust in 2010, two years after the partnership’s creation.

Source: www.infodocket.com

The Hathi Trust is on my list of collections to explore and make a case for becoming a member.  I’m concerned, however, about adding so many more records to our catalog, making things more difficult to find.  Penn Libraries enhanced their catalog to include faceted searching or filtering, a feature I think is critical to implementing in library search interfaces.  Also important is the development of a useful method to browse collections, to enable serendipitous discovery.  

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