Brooklyn Museum: Community: bloggers@brooklynmuseum » Brooklyn Museum books online!

The Brooklyn Museum joins the Hathi Trust to digitize some of its publications.

Radiocarbon carbon-14 Dating of Book of the Dead of SobekmosePrint PrintBrooklyn Museum books online!Posted on March 11, 2011 by Deborah Wythe About a year ago, inspired by LACMA’s Reading Room, we started thinking about digitizing some Brooklyn Museum publications. We were excited to learn that many of the Museum’s publications had already been digitized–Google Books, Microsoft, and university digitization projects have all created huge amounts of content that is now part of the HathiTrust Digital Library hosted at the University of Michigan. Bonanza!

There’s an Elephant in the Library. Organizers Promise It Will Never Forget. Hathi pronounced hah-tee is the Hindi word for elephant.

Enter copyright. Many of the books in the database are available only as “limited — search only” records. Hathi Trust books that fall into the Public Domain are automatically available, but everything after 1923 has to be researched and copyright cleared…OR…the copyright holder has to grant permission.

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