In a sweeping effort to make its older and out-of‐print publications available to the public as Open Access, The American Numismatic Society (ANS) has partnered with HathiTrust (http://www.hathitrust.org/about).
As a result, scans of nearly 550 ANS titles – including the American Journal of Numismatics, Numismatic Literature, Numismatic Notes and Monographs, and stand-alone monographs have become fully readable and downloadable to anyone who wants them under a Creative Commons attribution-non-commercial-share-alike license. This means that these ANS publications can be used for personal reading, research and academic publication as long as the ANS is cited as the source.
Titles currently in the public domain already have a home on HathiTrust. These volumes were OCR-scanned as part of the Google Books project.
HathiTrust, founded in 2008 by the member universities of the Committee on Institutional Cooperation and the University of California, is a large, collaborative repository of digital content from research libraries and publishers that includes content digitized by Google Books and Internet Archive and Microsoft. Millions of volumes are available via HathiTrust’s website (http://www.hathitrust.org). The entire repository can be full-text searched.
About the ANS
The American Numismatic Society, organized in 1858 and incorporated in 1865 in New York State, operates as a research museum under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and is recognized as a publicly supported organization under section 170(b)(1)(A)(vi) as confirmed on November 1, 1970.
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