The New Librarian of Congress and Copyright Modernization
“What the library needed was someone who knew how to run a business, in a sense, rather than look at this as a traditional scholarly position,” Philippa Loengard, a copyright law professor at Columbia University, told Bloomberg BNA. Hayden’s experience running a library system matched this need, she said.
Hayden’s practical experience as a library administrator—in contrast with the academic backgrounds of her predecessors—is also seen as an asset by those who want to ensure that the interests of copyright holders and copyright users are balanced.
“As somebody who has been in the trenches of a library, Hayden is likely at least to have a good handle on the needs of balancing the incentive side of copyright and the access side of copyright,” [Elizabeth L.] Rosenblatt, a copyright law professor at Whittier College said.
About Gary Price
Gary Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com. Gary is also the co-founder of infoDJ an innovation research consultancy supporting corporate product and business model teams with just-in-time fact and insight finding.