January 21, 2022

EU: Commission Brokers Agreement For Mass Digitisation, MoU Signed

From EurActiv: Books that have been gathering dust on library bookshelves can now be transformed into eBooks, according  to a pan European agreement signed by libraries, publishers and rightsholders yesterday. Industry federations and the European Commission heralded the agreement signed yesterday between publishers, libraries, collecting societies and authors as groundbreaking as it would unleash countless […]

New Report from EU: Electronic Clearance of Orphan Works Significantly Accelerates Mass Digitisation

Direct to Full Text Report: Seeking New Landscapes: A rights clearance study in the context of mass digitisation of 140 books published between 1870 and 2010’ (75 pages; PDF) From Background and Highlights (via British Library) The British Library, as part of the wider EU funded ARROW (Accessible Registries of Rights Information and Orphan Works) […]