October 30, 2014

New: HathiTrust Update: October 2011 Now Online

Direct to October 2011 Update ||| PDF Version Here are a Few (ONLY A FEW) Highlights From the Update: “Maliaca Oxnam, an Associate Librarian from the University of Arizona, and current Chair of the Technical Report Archive and Image Library (http://www.technicalreports.org), has engaged a sabbatical research project with the goal of improving access to government […]

Tomorrow: Live Webinar: (October 28th): "What's at Stake in the HathiTrust Lawsuit?"

From EDUCAUSE: In this web seminar, Jonathan Band, a legal consultant and frequent author on intellectual property issues, will provide an overview of the case to date, and James Grimmelmann, an associate professor at New York Law School, will discuss the legal questions on which the Authors Guild v. HathiTrust lawsuit will turn, as well […]

New: Director of U.S. Copyright Office Announces Priorities, Special Projects for Next Two Years

From a Summary: Register of Copyrights Maria A. Pallante today made public her office’s priorities and special projects through October, 2013. The paper articulates 17 priorities in the areas of copyright policy and administrative practice, as well as 10 new projects designed to improve the quality and efficiency of the U.S. Copyright Office’s services in […]

New Full Text Article: "Copyright and Research in Google Book Search"

Title: “Copyright and Research in Google Book Search” (4 pages; PDF) by Benjamin J. Keele Source: Virginia Lawyer (October 2011, Vol. 60) (via SSRN) Abstract: Many researchers – even trained professionals – often use the Google search engine to begin searches for information. Google’s many products enable researchers to search public websites, scholarly articles, and […]

Now Available: Proceedings of the 159th ARL Membership Meeting

“Expanding Capacity and Partnerships in the Digital World.” The 159th ARL Membership Meeting took place in Washington DC on October 12–13, 2011 Twitter Hashtag: #ARL11fall Welcoming Remarks Carol A. Mandel, New York University, and ARL President Session audio to come Constructing Digital Research Collections Convener: Deanna Marcum, New York University Speakers: Charles J. Henry, Council […]

"Authors Guild Files Amended Complaint in Suit Against HathiTrust"

From a Library Journal Article by Michael Kelley: The Authors Guild filed an amended complaint on Thursday, October 6, in its suit against HathiTrust, the University of Michigan, and four other universities which alleges the universities engaged “in one of the largest copyright infringements in history.” A number of additional authors and authors groups have […]

"HathiTrust and the Litigation Path" by Kenneth Crews

“HathiTrust and the Litigation Path” by Kenneth Crews, Columbia Copyright Advisory Office From the Intro: “When parties file a lawsuit and send their case into the court system, predictions are almost always wrong, if not reckless.  Yet litigation is a matter of strategic planning that demands predictions.  Predictions are also a tempting parlor game, so […]

U-M's Paul Courant on AG Lawsuit: "We Have Not Changed Our Plans or Activities in Any Way"

From the University of Michigan Record (a Publication from the Office of the Vice President of Communications): The U-M Library continues to operate its nascent Orphan Works Project “because we remain as certain as ever that our proposed uses of orphan works are lawful and important to the future of scholarship and the libraries that […]

New by Dan Cohen: "The Fight Over the Future of Digital Books"

“The Fight Over the Future of Digital Books” is a new article on the The Atlantic web site, by Dan Cohen, winner of the 2011 Kilgour Award from OCLC and director of the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media at George Mason University (the people who bring us Zotero and many other cool […]

College Press: "Libraries Rethink Digitization Effort After Authors Sue"

From the Cornell Daily Sun: “It is not true that the University of Michigan has terminated the orphan work project. We have delayed making orphan works available as we revise our process in light of what we have learned in the past several weeks — which is that the process had made too many mistakes,” […]