As announced on June 6, 2007, Google and the Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC) entered into a partnership that would allow Google to digitize millions of books owned by CIC libraries, including the Penn State University Libraries. The partnership allows for library digitization on a scope and scale that would not be possible without Google and will make CIC libraries’ content more readily available to a wider audience. As a part of the agreement, the consortium also created a shared digital repository (HathiTrust) to collectively archive and manage the full content of public domain works digitized by Google that are held across the CIC libraries. The shared repository will give faculty and students convenient access to a large and diverse online library with items previously housed in separate locations and connected only by online catalogs, inter-library loan policies, and reciprocal borrowing agreements. This new collaboration will enable librarians to collectively archive materials over time, beyond the Google project, and allow scholars to access a vast array of material with searches customized for scholarly activity.