Tuesday, February 15, 2022

Free Webinar for ALA Members: Digitization and Copyright: Lending Digitized Content in a Controlled Manner

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I'm pleased to be part of this webinar on Feb. 28, 2:30 p.m. ET, which is for current ALA members only, as a benefit their ALA membership.  If you're an ALA member and want to know more about Controlled Digital Lending, register for this webinar!


Digitization and Copyright: Lending Digitized Content in a Controlled Manner


Since the start of the pandemic, the library profession has seen an increased emphasis on digitizing collections to lend to patrons in a controlled manner. But libraries have been digitizing content for years as a way to expand access, increase equity of use, support teachers and learners, and maximize a library’s investment in its collection. Some libraries have worked with larger institutions or consortia, while others have quietly engaged in digitization on their own.


This has raised many questions about copyright, including fair use, the first sale doctrine, and digital rights management. During this webinar, the panelists will discuss what it means to lend digitized content in a controlled manner (a.k.a., controlled digital lending), the copyright foundations for this work, what “controlled manners” need to be put in place, and other choices which must be considered when working towards a digitize-and-lend model.


As a benefit of your ALA membership, you have access to this complimentary 60-minute webinar as part of the ALA Special Access Series


February 28th starting at 2:30 ET, 1:30 CT


Kyle K. Courtney, MSLIS, J.D. is currently the Copyright Advisor for Harvard University, working out of the Harvard Library Office for Scholarly Communication. He works closely with Harvard Library to establish a culture of shared understanding of copyright issues among Harvard staff, faculty, and students. He founded the “Copyright First Responders” and Fair Use Week, which has become an international celebration. He recently won a Knight Foundation Grant to develop technology for crowdsourcing copyright and fair use decisions. He is a founding board member of Library Futures.


Jill Hurst-Wahl, MLS is a consultant, speaker, writer, researcher, and educator. She is a president of Hurst Associates, Ltd. and professor emerita in Syracuse University’s School of Information Studies, where she taught graduate M.S. Library and Information Science (MSLIS) courses, including “Copyright for Information Professionals.” Prior to joining SU, Jill worked as an IT professional, corporate librarian, and information consultant. She is a founding board member of Library Futures. She blogs at Digitization101.com.


Tom Blake, MSLIS is a library digitization consultant and former digital projects manager of the Boston Public Library’s (BPL) Digital Services department. At BPL, he worked to digitize, catalog, preserve, and provide online access to BPL’s extensive collection of rare, nonlending materials. In addition, Tom partnered with the Internet Archive (IA) to provide library books and BPL’s vast genealogical collection to IA’s Open Library, giving the public access. He is a 2014 Library Journal Mover & Shaker.

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