The lawsuit brought by the Author’s Guild alleging copyright infringement by the University of Michigan and additional HathiTrust institutions came to a formal conclusion on January 6. Earlier federal district and appeals court rulings upheld the library’s digitization and limited use of the copyrighted works in its collection.
The Library now provides access to RISM (Répertoire international des sources musicales/International Inventory of Musical Sources) via the open-access version of this database provided by RISM rather than the EBSCO version to which we previously subscribed.
On December 1st, take part in Giving Blueday, the university’s 24-hour day of giving—a day for everyone who loves Michigan to join together and make great things happen. Your gift to the library on Giving Blueday can further the library's efforts to preserve the past and create the future.
“Open Access” to information – the free, immediate, online access to the results of scholarly research, and the right to use and re-use those results as you need – has the power to transform the way research and scientific inquiry are conducted.
Celebrate Open Access Week by joining us for one or all of these events:
On September 23, 2014, Phoebe Gloeckner and Jim Ottaviani will join us in the Hatcher Gallery to discuss comics and censorship. This event marks the start of Banned Books Week, which focuses on graphic novels and comic books this year.