University of Oregon

John Wilkin to Speak on Crowdsourcing the Public Domain, April 1

john wilkinJohn Wilkin is well known in research university circles and is often quoted in the Chronicle of Higher Education. He will visit the UO campus on April 1 to give a talk entitled “Crowdsourcing the Public Domain.”

As executive director of the HathiTrust Digital Library and associate university librarian for publishing and technology at the University of Michigan, Wilkin will describe some of the newer directions for HathiTrust and explore the power of collective action in libraries.

HathiTrust is a corporate repository project launched in 2008 by a partnership of 13 university libraries in the United States. Now, through the efforts of more than 60 partnering institutions, nearly 10,500,000 content items--including about 5,530,000 book titles and about 270,000 serial titles--have been digitized as of September 2012.

The free talk is scheduled for 3 p.m. in Knight Library’s Browsing Room on Monday, April 1.


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