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Wednesday, April 17 • 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Unlocking 20th Century Literature: Controlled Digital Lending for In-Copyright Material

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Book scanning projects have made tremendous strides in bringing public domain literature online for the world's scholars and enthusiasts, but materials published after 1923 are still not widely available due to US copyright restrictions. The Internet Archive has developed a controlled digital lending service that enables libraries to digitize and lend a digital version of a non-circulating physical volume stored on their shelves. Through controlled digital lending, libraries can make available the 20th-century scholarship that is largely absent from their digital holdings in a way that respects the rights of authors and publishers.

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Kyle Courtney

Copyright Advisor and Program Manager, Harvard University
Kyle K. Courtney is a lawyer and librarian, serving as the Copyright Advisor at Harvard University, working out of Harvard Library’s Office for Scholarly Communication.  He works closely with the Harvard community to establish a culture of shared understanding of copyright issues... Read More →
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Chris Freeland

Director of Open Libraries, Internet Archive
Chris Freeland is the Director of Open Libraries at the Internet Archive, working with partners in the library world to select, source, digitize and lend the most useful books for scholars, students, library patrons and people with disabilities around the world. Before joining the... Read More →
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David Hansen

Associate University Librarian for Research, Collections & Scholarly Communication, Duke University
I'm Duke's librarian responsible for the Libraries' general research services and collections. My division of the library includes support for Duke researchers across the scholarly communication lifecycle, from the development of the library collections in anticipation of researcher... Read More →

Wednesday April 17, 2019 3:30pm - 4:30pm CDT
Multi-Purpose Room B