Originating conceptually from the copyright community and pioneered by the Internet Archive through their Open Libraries program, Controlled Digital Lending (CDL) allows libraries to digitize older in-copyright print books. In this ‘lend like print’ model, participating libraries choose to circulate either the print or the digital copy of a title. The model supports libraries in making 20th century materials available digitally while respecting copyright laws. The Internet Archive has been circulating a collection of over one million books using this model since 2008.The press release contains more information and I've placed a resource list below. If you are interested in digitally circulating your older in-copyright print books, I encourage to you look into this.
- Controlled Digital Lending by Libraries (website)
- A White Paper on Controlled Digital Lending of Library Books (2018)
- Controlled Digital Lending of Library Books (2018)
- Controlled Digital Lending Concept Gains Ground (2018)
- DPLAfest 2019: Session highlights (2019) - Yes, this includes information on CDL, which was discussed at this conference.