Update (1/24/13): We do now have access to Hathi Trust! You will need to login with your ISU Net-ID and password to get fullest access to materials. Remember not everything within Hathi Trust is available to all users full-text due to copyright restrictions, but you will find plenty of materials that are fully available. Have fun exploring!
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Looks like the Lib may soon be partnering with Hathi Trust Digital Library. If you’re not familiar with them, be sure to take a look at their site. They currently have over 5 million digitized books contributed by partners.
Just a few minutes ago, I was searching for a copy of Gems of Chinese Literature. Our local copy seems to be in the Storage building, but I also found a link to Hathi Trust, where there are a few editions online. I found an edition that is open to the public to view / read online. I’m going to guess you could find content in Hathi Trust relevant to all race & ethnic studies areas and much more.
While some items in Hathi Trust are available to the general public to view full-text, many items are locked up. Partners are able to login and view much more. As I understand it, partnership means we would also need to contribute digital content to the site.
We’ll see how things develop. This is potential great news, and hopefully everything will be ironed out for us to have access to this fantastic collection of digital books! Stay tuned….
Sorry for the blurry image on this one! :s