Keynote: John Wilkin

How do you lift an elephant with one hand?

There were tremendous challenges in creating HathiTrust. The resulting organization, digital preservation infrastructure, and collection contributes significant value to the library ecosystem. This shift to a complement of shared and local services argues for libraries to create more at-scale, shared initiatives to ensure a vital future for research libraries. We need to confront questions about why at-scale efforts are so uncommon.