John Wilkin to speak at UO April 1 on "Crowdsourcing the Public Domain"

John Wilkin
John Wilkin

The University of Michigan's John Wilkin, who also serves as executive director of the HathiTrust Digital Library, will visit the University of Oregon April 1 to give a talk on “Crowdsourcing the Public Domain.”

The free talk will be at 3 p.m. in Knight Library’s Browsing Room.

Wilkin, the University of Michigan's associate librarian for publishing and technology, will describe some of the newer directions for HathiTrust and explore the power of collective action in libraries.

Wilkin is well known in research university circles and is often quoted in the Chronicle of Higher Education.

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

- from UO Libraries