July 10, 2020

Panel Discussion Recording: “Emergency Access and the Prospect of Controlled Digital Lending in Canada: Perspectives”

The panel discussion, “Emergency Access and the Prospect of Controlled Digital Lending in Canada: Perspectives” took place earlier today (June 24, 2020).  A video recording is embedded below.

The discussion was organized/presented by the the Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL), the Council of Atlantic University Libraries (CAUL) and the Canadian Federation of Library Associations (CFLA).

From the Description (via CARL):

The Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL), the Council of Atlantic University Libraries (CAUL) and the Canadian Federation of Library Associations (CFLA) are pleased to present this panel discussion for the Canadian public and academic library community, which will explore the concept of controlled digital lending (CDL) as well as the current context of providing limited access to digitized print collections during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Chris Freeland will discuss how the Internet Archive’s Open Libraries site uses CDL to facilitate access to digitized books. He will also address how the expanded access provided through the National Emergency Library benefited library patrons across Canada lacking physical access to libraries during the pandemic.

Amanda Wakaruk and Christina de Castell will then share their views on the application of CDL within a public and an academic library setting. Amanda and Christina are members of the CFLA Copyright Committee, and are part of a subgroup that is examining the use of CDL in Canada.

Panelists:
Chris Freeland, Director of Open Libraries, Internet Archive
Amanda Wakaruk, Copyright Librarian, University of Alberta
Christina de Castell, Chief Librarian, Vancouver Public Library

Additional Controlled Digital Lending Resources

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Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.

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