Numismatic Society is busy working to expand access to its
existing content through digitization while producing new publications
The ANS has partnered with HathiTrust to expand access to its older and
out-of-print publications, such as past volumes of The American
Journal of Numismatics, Numismatic Literature and Numismatic Notes and
Monographs, to the public as Open Access.
HathiTrust is described by the ANS as “a large, collaborative
repository of digital content from research libraries and publishers
that includes content digitized by Google Books and Internet Archive.”
More than 10 million volumes across various academic disciplines are
currently available to research and read through the platform.
HathiTrust is a partnership of more than 100 major research
institutions and libraries working to ensure that the cultural record
is preserved and accessible long into the future.
The ANS explains: “By granting permission, all
of these scans will become fully readable and downloadable to anyone
who wants them under a Creative Commons license. This means that these
ANS publications can be used for personal reading, research, and
academic publication just so long as the ANS is cited as the source.”