“Our shelves are closed, but as long as your screens are open,
you’ll have access to most of our resources.”
UC Berkeley students, faculty, and staff are able to take advantage of HathiTrust’s Emergency Temporary Access Service, which provides access to digital versions of millions of the physical volumes held by libraries across the 10-campus University of California system — plus UC’s two expansive off-site library storage facilities. For Berkeley faculty, students, and staff, this opens up a trove of materials,” said Associate University Librarian Salwa Ismail, who worked with HathiTrust to bring the service to fruition for Berkeley. Access the resources by going to the HathiTrust Digital Library. You can view the materials from anywhere with an internet connection — no VPN or special setup is required. This was first announced publicly via the Library’s news story “Need a book from the UC Berkeley Library while we are sheltering in place? Check here first.” For more information, read HathiTrust’s guide and FAQ.
Five helpful tips:
- Make sure you log in as a “partner institution” with your CalNet ID
- Before searching the catalog, select “full view only” checkbox at the top to retrieve only those works that are eligible for reading
- Click “temporary access” to check out the digitized work for one hour at a time (renewable)
- Only one user may check out a book at a time (or one user per each copy of the book we hold)
- Use the “return early” button to make it available for another user
Founded in 2008, HathiTrust is a not-for-profit collaborative of academic and research libraries preserving 17+ million digitized items. HathiTrust offers reading access to the fullest extent allowable by U.S. copyright law, computational access to the entire corpus for scholarly research, and other emerging services based on the combined collection. HathiTrust members steward the collection — the largest set of digitized books managed by academic and research libraries — under the aims of scholarly, not corporate, interests.
Few books and journals in the Library stay in the same place forever. Berkeley’s copy of the renowned Art Nouveau periodical, Joventut published between 1900 and 1906 and directed by Alexandre de Riquer and Lluís Vía under the auspices of the “Unio Catalanista” has recently migrated from the Art History/Classics Library to The Bancroft Library for safekeeping. Antiquarian bookdealer Peter Bernett describes the journal as “a major forum for the presentation and reviews of ‘modernista’ literature, criticism, theater, music, and visual art in Barcelona and greater Catalonia, as well as discussing current aesthetic trends in Europe.” An extension of the Renaixença cultural and literary movement with inspiration from the Pre-Raphaelites, it featured cutting edge art, architecture and literature. In its first year of publication it was the first review to reproduce a work by Picasso. The ornamental golden binding was inspired by Aubrey Beardsley’s The Yellow Book. Catalan poets, novelists and playwrights such as Jacint Verdaguer, Joaquim Ruyra, and Victor Català — who will soon be featured in The Languages of Berkeley online exhibition —were among the regular contributors.
Collection Builder in HathiTrust allows users to create their own subsets of the repository to share with others (or keep private). It is an ideal way for researchers to aggregate sources around a particular subject for classes, group projects, or personal use.
To use Collection Builder, you must be logged in to HathiTrust. Click on LOG IN, choose your home institution, and authenticate with your Calnet ID and passphrase.
Then, either from the PageTurner interface or from the full-text search search results page, you can select items to be added to a collection. When logged in, you can add items to a new or existing permanent collection, or a temporary collection. If you are not logged in, a temporary collection is created. One main advantage of saving items to a collection is that you can then perform full text searches on just this subset of HathiTrust content.
Here are a few updates on HathiTrust’s collection and tools:
HathiTrust currently contains over 11 million volumes, digitized from the partnering library collections:
- 11,135,776 total volumes
- 5,801,121 book titles
- 290,893 serial titles
- 3,897,521,600 pages
Visualizations of holdings by call number, by language, and by publication date are available.
Embed codes are available for the books, allowing you to insert them into any webpage (please note that you may need to update the URL to https for iframes to work properly in recent versions of browsers).
This title came from the “Copyright Review project (CRMS) little gems” collection.
Another way to see some featured titles is to visit HathiTrust on pinterest.