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UC Irvine Book Featured as HathiTrust's 15 Millionth Volume

The following article by Renata Ewing was published March 30th, 2017 by the California Digital Library and can be found here

ImageCongratulations to UC Irvine! Their book, digitized as part of the Google Library Project, was recently celebrated as the 15 millionth volume contributed to the HathiTrust Digital Library! Published in 1585, Le Parfait Courtisan du Comte Baltasar Castillonois... is known in English as The Book of the Courtier, and presents the French translation side by side with the original Italian.

UC Irvine joined the Google Library Project in June 2016 and began sending volumes to be scanned in July. Irvine sends an average of 1,845 volumes per month to be digitized as part of the project. The total sent as of March 2017 is 12,935 volumes.

Sixteen UC Irvine library staff members from Cataloging, Special Collections, and Access Services have contributed to make the project a success. The digitized volumes include state documents, Orange County documents, and a large number of materials housed in Special Collections.

Irvine joins six other UC locations - UC's two regional library storage facilities (NRLF and SRLF), UC Berkeley, UC Riverside, UC Los Angeles, and UC San Diego as campuses actively contributing to UC's Google Project. Past contributors include UC Santa Cruz, UC San Francisco, and UC Davis.

Since joining the Google Books Library Project in 2006, 3.9 million of the University of California Libraries' volumes have been scanned by Google and are available for search in HathiTrust and Google Books. Approximately 715,000 of these volumes are open for public access.

UC Irvine will conclude it's participation in the project this May. Thank you to our many UC Irvine colleagues who helped make this project a success!