U. of Michigan Publishes Q&A About Digitization Efforts
From the U. of Michigan Public Affairs Office.
Eleven questions and answers about book digitization at the school focusing on orphan works.
Here’s one question and answer.
Q: Has the lawsuit altered the university’s digitization efforts or the Orphan Works Project?
A: No. We continue to digitize the works in our collection, and we continue our effort to identify and share digitized orphan works as described above.
The attention brought to the list of orphan works candidates as a result of the lawsuit has had a salutary effect on the project—rights holders have been identified, and we can now strengthen our pilot process going forward. From the outset we have enlisted the support of authors and publishers, including the Authors Guild, knowing that we would be more likely to succeed with their cooperation and outreach efforts.
See Also: U-M’s Paul Courant on AG Lawsuit: “We Have Not Changed Our Plans or Activities in Any Way”
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