Septmeber 1 CopyTalk Webinar on Finding the Public Domain

Illinois Association of College & Research Libraries Forum (IACRL)

August 31, 2016

(via the American Library Association)

What would it take to pull together the expertise to perform copyright reviews on 11 million digitized books? The Copyright Review Management System (CRMS) was recognized by the ALA in 2016 as the recipient of the prestigious L. Ray Patterson Award for copyright advocacy–the first group effort so honored. CRMS is a University of Michigan-led initiative to answer to this question, coordinating trained reviewers from 17 institutions over 8 years to assess the copyright status of digitized books held in the HathiTrust Digital Library.  To date, partners on the IMLS-supported Copyright Review Management System projects have made over 300,000 copyright determinations for US-published books and over 100,000 determinations for books published in Canada, Australia and the United Kingdom. What does this mean for a responsible search for the public domain?

Join Melissa Levine, Lead Copyright Officer and PI at the University of Michigan Library, and Kristina Eden, Copyright Review Project Manager at HathiTrust, to learn about the recently-published CRMS Toolkit, review lessons from CRMS for how shared work across libraries can tackle hard problems, and find out what’s in store for CRMS. The webinar will take place from 1:00 to 2:00 PM CST on Thursday, September 1. The session is free and does not require preregistration. To access the webinar, go here and then sign in as a guest. The program is sponsored by the Copyright Education Subcommittee of the ALA Office for Information Technology Policy. For more background on the CRMS Toolkit, click here.

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