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ER&L 2013

March 17–20, 2013

Austin, Texas

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Large scale digital ebook initiatives: Checking in with Google Books, HathiTrust, Project Gutenberg and more

Tuesday, March 19, 2013 at 11:35 AM–12:20 PM Central Time (US & Canada)
Salon D/E
2013 Conference Track



free ebooks; digital initiatives

Learning Objectives

Familiarize themselves with the current state of large scale ebook digitization initiatives such as Google Books, HathiTrust and Project Gutenberg, and more

Determine opportunities and challenges to including this open access content in your library collection


Google Books, HathiTrust and Project Gutenberg have been making headlines in the library world and beyond for years now. This session will provide an update on each of these open access large scale ebook digitization projects with a focus on their impact on libraries and collection development. 


Naomi Eichenlaub, Ryerson University