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9. Large Digital Libraries: Beyond Google Books

Thursday, 5 January, 12:00 noon–1:15 p.m., 611, WSCC

A special session

Presiding: Michael Hancher, Univ. of Minnesota, Twin Cities

Michael Hancher's Annotation:
For different reasons George Oates and Glenn Roe have withdrawn from this panel. The online prospectus has been updated accordingly: see URL linked below.

Speakers: Tanya E. Clement, Univ. of Maryland, College Park; Amanda L. French, George Mason Univ.; George Oates, Open Library; Glenn Roe, Univ. of Chicago; Andrew M. Stauffer, Univ. of Virginia; Jeremy York, HathiTrust Digital Library

For a prospectus, visit

Session Description:

Aside from Google Books, the two principal repositories for digitized books are Open Library and HathiTrust Digital Library; Digital Public Library of America is now in its planning stage. What are the merits and prospects of these three projects? How can they be improved? What role should scholars play in their improvement? These questions will be addressed by participants in each project and by others experienced in the digital humanities.


  • Genre, Theory, Method – Electronic Technology (Teaching, Research, and Theory)

  • Teaching – General

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