UNL's Digital Humanities Content Awaits Entry into HathiTrust

Sep 30, 2010
An in-depth archive of documents related to poet Walt Whitman are among the treasures owned and housed in the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's Center for Digital Research in the Humanities, but it could soon have a wider audience of students and scholars thanks to UNL joining the CIC, reports the Omaha World Herald.

The CIC is a founding member of the HathiTrust, a shared digital archive with more than 30 partner institutions. After UNL becomes a member of the CIC on July 1, 2011, it also will have access to the HathiTrust, which currently contains 6.7 million volumes -- and counting.

The World Herald spoke to Kim Armstrong, deputy director of the CIC Center for Library Initiatives, who told the newspaper that  “hopefully (the HathiTrust) would give (the Whitman archive) a higher visibility and higher use."

For more information on the CIC and the HathiTrust, visit the Center for Library Initiatives homepage.
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