These blog postings are interesting. Here at UVa we have added MARC
records for publicly accessible items from Hathi Trust into our solr
based online catalog, but we have made no attempt yet to link from the
records drawn from our ILS that reference physical items on the shelves
the the Hathi Trust MARC records that are digitized versions of the same
item, the two records currently appear as separate search results, one
of can return availability of the physical item(s) on the shelf, the
other which provides a link to the Hathi Trust page turner for the item.
I think linking the two together would be useful, we simply haven't yet
started a project to look at doing that.
University of Virginia
On 8/14/2012 3:30 PM, Eric Lease Morgan wrote:
> Yes, working with the HathiTrust data is interesting, to say the least.
> I did a bit of investigation to determine the feasibility of linking our bibliographic records to HathiTrust records. These investigations manifested themselves in three blog postings:
> 1. http://bit.ly/PVsKBg - Describes the overlap between the Hesburgh Libraries book collection at the University of Notre Dame and the HathiTrust. It also outlines possible services to be implemented the 'Trust.
> 2. http://bit.ly/OgNhCU - Here I describe how I identified and downloaded a set of 25,000 MARC records describing public domain items in both the HathiTrust and the Hesburgh Libraries' collection.
> 3. http://bit.ly/N0P4cl - In this posting I provide an interface for browsing a subset of the MARC records, as well as providing the means for downloading them to a local disc.
> What did I learn? In short, linking our records to HathiTrust records will require the coordinated skills and expertise of collection managers, catalogers, pubic service types, and systems types. I sincerely believe we can provide enhanced services against our collection -- services beyond linking -- if we figure out ways to exploit the HathiTrust.
> (P.S. It looks like I misspelled HathiTrust in my initial posting. Speln iz not mi 4ta.)