Representatives from CNI member organizations gather twice annually to explore new technologies, content, and applications; to further collaboration; to analyze technology policy issues, and to catalyze the development and deployment of new projects. Each member organization may send two representatives. Visit https://www.cni.org/mm/fall-2018 for more information.
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Tuesday, December 11 • 9:00am - 9:45am
5.4 Addressing the 20th Century Gap: Controlled Digital Lending by Libraries

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Book scanning projects have made tremendous strides in bringing public domain literature online for the world's scholars and enthusiasts. Materials published after 1923, however, are still not widely available due to US copyright restrictions. The recently published "Position Statement on Controlled Digital Lending" describes a method for addressing this research gap. Through controlled digital lending, libraries can make twentieth-century scholarship available that is largely absent from their digital holdings in a way that respects the rights of authors and publishers. Publishers, too, can participate in controlled digital lending; projects between the Internet Archive, MIT Press, and other university presses are digitizing backlist and out-of-print books and making them available for controlled digital lending. This panel will bring together co-authors of both a related white paper and the position statement to provide an overview of controlled digital lending, as well as the perspective of the publishing community.



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Kyle Courtney

Copyright Advisor and Program Manager, Harvard University
Kyle K. Courtney is a lawyer and librarian, serving as the Copyright Advisor at Harvard University, working out of Harvard Library’s Office for Scholarly Communication.  He works closely with the Harvard community to establish a culture of shared understanding of copyright issues... Read More →

Terry Ehling

Managing Director, MIT Knowledge Futures Group, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
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Chris Freeland

Director of Open Libraries, Internet Archive
Chris Freeland is the Director of Open Libraries at the Internet Archive, working with partners in the library world to select, source, digitize and lend the most useful books for scholars, students, library patrons and people with disabilities around the world. Before joining the... Read More →

David Hansen

Associate University Librarian for Research, Collections & Scholarly Communications, Duke University

Tuesday December 11, 2018 9:00am - 9:45am EST
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