“ARL Views” Podcast Debuts with Episode Featuring University of Toronto’s Victoria Owen Discussing the Marrakesh Treaty
The ARL Views podcast provides deep dives into key issues of interest to the research library community.
About This Episode
In this episode, Victoria Owen [Faculty of Information at the University of Toronto] discusses the role that libraries and advocates played in Marrakesh Treaty negotiation, and the work currently underway by the Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL) and the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) to implement the treaty. The Marrakesh Treaty establishes an international legal framework that allows for the creation, distribution, and import/export of accessible texts for persons with print disabilities.
Marrakesh is the first copyright treaty that is rooted in human rights principles, particularly the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. Worldwide, about 300 million people are blind or have print disabilities; 90 percent of people who are blind or visually impaired live in the Global South, where only 1–7 percent of works are published in accessible formats.
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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.