Friday, December 2, 2011

UC Library Reprints Service Launches

Do you need holiday gift ideas?  The UC Library Reprints service has been launched just in time!  In partnership with Hewlett-Packard, many public domain volumes digitized from the UC libraries by Internet Archive and Google are now available for purchase on

Currently, approximately 30,000 books are directly linked from HathiTrust via a "Buy a copy" link to a UC-branded portal ( where users can view the HP-prepared version of the text and follow a link to purchase it on Amazon.  Additional books are being ingested into the service continuously. 

Three different possible access points exist for reprints: the "Buy a copy" link in HathiTrust described above, the BookPrep portal site, and  The Hathi links are intended to facilitate serendipitous discovery, while users specifically searching for titles available as reprints should be directed to the BookPrep site.  Amazon's catalog will help to bring the reprints to a larger audience.

Here are a few examples:

Further information about the Reprints service is available on CDL's website:

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