HathiTrust Emergency Online Access to Howard-Tilton Books Will End Before Spring 2022
HathiTrust’s Emergency Temporary Access Service (ETAS) access to online versions of Howard-Tilton books will end prior to the start of the Spring 2022 semester, on December 31. The service was activated last fall because of the involuntary closure of the library due to campus recovery operations following Hurricane Ida. It efffectively provided Tulane students, faculty, and staff with reading access to 46% of the library's print book collection, including copyrighted works. Normally, the digital corpus of HathiTrust's collection of digitized works duplicates access to about 26% of the library's holdings.
As a member of HathiTrust, Howard-Tilton Memorial Library could request activation of the Emergency Temporary Access Service (ETAS) again at some later point, should the library's physical collection once more become inaccessible to a significant portion of the Tulane community.
A not-for-profit collaborative of academic and research libraries, HathiTrust preserves more than 17 million digitized items and makes them accessible to the fullest extent allowable by U.S. copyright law. HathiTrust members steward the collection — the largest set of digitized books managed by academic and research libraries — under the aims of scholarly interests.