Phase Two (June 2012 - May 2013)
Some notable developments thus far:
- The California Digital Library joined the project as a formal partner.
- The project team added final revisions to a suite of web-based training resources.
- The review team began making rights determinations.
- The project team met with the Advisory Group on September 6 and 7, 2012.
- Richard Adler presented two lightning talks for the UM Library about CRMS in July and October 2012.
- Bobby Glushko led a discussion, in November 2012, about methods for assessing the accuracy and efficiency of copyright status decision-making across institutions participating in CRMS.
- Masters students from the University of Michigan School of Information studied the CRMS-World interface as part of a practical application course for Human-Computer Interaction, Evaluation of Systems and Services (Winter 2013).
Phase One (December 2011 - May 2012)
As the formal grant period began, the CRMS team finalized preparations for the new project:
- The Advisory Group approved a new review process for determining the copyright status of works from Canada, Australia, and the United Kingdom.
- The program manager and the lead developer revisited the code base and the interface of CRMS-US. Some modification of the code was necessary to adapt it to the requirements of CRMS-World, and the new project required a redesigned interface with access to appropriate references and resources for the World team of reviewers.
- Richard Adler joined the team in late March as a project manager for the CRMS-World project.
- Judy Ahronheim provided introductory process and interface training for new CRMS team members.
- On May 2-4, 2012, the University of Michigan hosted a three-day meeting to provide training led by Bobby Glushko, program manager, for twenty-two reviewers from fourteen partner institutions. The CRMS team and the reviewers were able to meet face-to-face, discuss principles of copyright law, and share reactions to and offer suggestions for the new CRMS-World interface.
- A web-training program to complement the May meeting will be available to reviewers in early summer 2012.
- Meanwhile, the CRMS-US review of US works continues, with over 198,000 determinations to date.
Pre-Grant (Through December 2011)
- The CRMS team made preliminary process determinations and legal rationales to prepare for copyright review in Canada, Australia, and the United Kingdom.
- The Advisory Working Group reviewed and commented on the project's preliminary training material and documentation.
- Ongoing CRMS review of works published in the United States, following the completion of the first grant on November 30, 2011.