Grounding Tomorrow’s Digital Library in Traditional Values: “Mr. Wilkin is executive director of HathiTrust, an online digital repository with more than 10 million volumes. Created in 2008 with the help of Google’s ambitious book-scanning project, the effort is housed at Michigan but draws on the collections and resources of more than 60 partner institutions. “From the beginning, it was about the collective interest of libraries,” he says. “Not about Michigan’s collections, but about the ways those collections are meaningful to other libraries.”
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