The launch of HathiTrust was #4 on Library Journal Academic Newswire's list of Top Ten Stories for 2008.
Posts on January 2009
I spent the morning resurrecting old non-working SNES cartdiges that had been donated to the archive. This involved opening them up, applying polish & fixer to the contacts, then re-sealing. I went six-for-six in getting the old cartridges working again!
Last week we received a donation of a Commodore 64 (actually a later-model Commodore 64C), including a disk drive, monitor and joysticks. All of which works, and also came with about thirty-five games.
We've made some changes to the University of Michigan OAI data provider. The data provider now reflects the fact that we are providing records from the HathiTrust Digital Library (http://www.hathitrust.org/), formerly called MBooks.
I'd been pretty stoked about Mirror's Edge since first reading about it many months ago, but when I sat down to try to play it I sadly learned that I don't have the chops to effectively manage the controls (I got stuck on an early part of the training!) Yesterday I spent some time in the archive watching a student play Edge. I don't normally get too excited watching someone else play, but Edge was definitely exciting to watch.