Friday, July 28, 2017

U.S. Federal Documents Program Update

"Federal Documents within the HathiTrust Digital Library, as of July 1, 2017
  • 422,616 bibliographic records
  • 1,044,551 separate digital objects
  • 397,067 monographs
  • 25,206 serial titles

Searchable U.S. Federal Documents collection

HathiTrust and Michigan staff have developed a new access point for federal documents within HathiTrust, the U.S. Federal Documents collection. This new collection enables users to search and browse a set limited to only federal documents in HathiTrust.

Items included in the collection were identified as federal documents via metadata, using the same parameters as in our earlier Federal Documents Collection Profile. Going forward, the collection will be actively curated and maintained by HathiTrust staff. As new digital federal documents come into HathiTrust, they will be added to the collection if they meet our criteria.

Full text search, advanced full text search and faceted browsing provide granular discovery within the collection. In addition, as with all HathiTrust collections, we offer persistent links to the collection and to each item within, and access to items that do not have rights restrictions. Another updated feature for this collection is the “Download Metadata” button located on the left sidebar. A set of collection metadata may be downloaded in TSV or JSON format. JSON downloads can be imported for analysis into the HathiTrust Research Center. We encourage you to give the new collection a try, and welcome your feedback via the “Feedback” link at the top of every page...".

HATHI Trust Federal Documents

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