News and Updates

Third Grant Period (December 2014 - February 2016)

  • Consultation with Indiana University Libraries regarding the CRMS interface and research process, December 4/5, 2014.
  • Continued progress with review of state government documents using the CRMS-US interface.
  • Preparation of the initial drafts for the CRMS Toolkit

Phase Four (June 2014 - Nov 2014)

  • Interim report to IMLS, July 2014, available here.

Phase Three (June 2013 - May 2014)

  • The project team improved the review process by integrating two resources, the Virtual International Authority File (VIAF) and Mirlyn (the University of Michigan's library catalog), directly into the search for Author Death Dates.
  • Interim report to IMLS, July 2013, available here.
  • Interim report to IMLS, December 2013, available here.

Phase Two (June 2012 - May 2013)

  • 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).
  • Melissa Levine and Richard Adler presented an overview of CRMS at the Coalition for Networked Information's Spring 2013 Membership Meeting, on April 5, 2013.
  • Interim report to IMLS, July 2012, available here.
  • Interim report to IMLS, December 2012, available here.

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.


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