On September 13, 2011 the University of Michigan, HathiTrust, and four of HathiTrust’s library partners—the University of California System, the University of Wisconsin System, Indiana University and Cornell University—were sued for alleged copyright infringement relating to digitized books.
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The close and welcome scrutiny of the list of potential orphan works has revealed a number of errors, some of them serious. This tells us that our pilot process is flawed.
Bobby Glushko, associate librarian in the University of Michigan's Copyright Office, recently authored an article published in American Libraries, "Keeping Library Digitization Legal." Glushko explains how "a mixture o
The University of Michigan Library’s Copyright Office is launching the first serious effort to identify orphan works among the in-copyright holdings of the HathiTrust Digital Library, which is funding the project.
The University of Michigan Nam Center for Korean Studies is now accepting applications for its 2011 travel grants for scholars of Korea to use the University of Michigan Asia Library.
[Evyn Kropf, Islamic Manuscripts Project Cataloger, talks about the collection and the international effort to fully catalog it. Click here for the full story, with video, on Montage, the portal for arts and culture at Michigan.]
There are at least 10,000 of them—pastel 3x5 unlined index cards, dense with handwritten bibliographic information and comments, all in the same tidy (if not always easily read) script.