Most of the time, the U-M Library’s Espresso Book Machine (EBM)—which can print, bind, and trim a high-quality paperback book with a four-color cover in about seven minutes—is used to reprint digitized public domain books from our own collection or from other open access sourc
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On December 2, lawyers representing the University of Michigan and other defendants responded to the Authors Guild lawsuit that seeks to curtail the University’s digitization efforts and impound the in-copyright digital volumes held by the defendants in the HathiTrust Digital Library, which is administered by the University and comprises more than
It is with deep sadness that we share the news of the passing of our dear friend and colleague, Charles Reynolds.
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.
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.