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Authors Guild lawsuit over HathiTrust is dismissed |

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U.S. District Court Judge Harold Baer, Jr. ruled against the Authors Guild in favor of the HathiTrust, a massive digital archive of library materials converted from print that is co-owned and managed by a partnership of more than 60 academic institutions.  The judge’s decision dismisses the case and upholds the library’s digitization practices and use of in-copyright materials as lawful and noninfringing.

 

Described as a “landmark in copyright” law, the decision allows libraries to digitize entire works in their collections, even those under copyright, and, in the specific case of the HathiTrust, to use the digital content they create to enhance the research process with full-text search. This does not mean that libraries are now allowed to digitize copyrighted books and unrestrictedly make them available in their entirety to the world. It simply provides much needed legal boundaries for libraries wishing to offer researchers new ways to find materials in their collections.

 

The lawsuit, which was filed in September 2011, alleged that the University of Michigan, HathiTrust, and four HathiTrust participating libraries—the University of California, the University of Wisconsin, Indiana University and Cornell University—had infringed copyright in their book digitization projects. Among other things, the Authors Guild sought to impound the in-copyright works from HathiTrust, which would have made those works unavailable for transformative uses such as full-text searching, data mining for research purposes, and access for readers who have print disabilities.

 

The ruling highlights the “transformative” aspects of this mass digitization project, such as the enabling of text mining. In what way does digitization “transform” printed books?  Find out more here: http://www.newsroomamerica.com/story/320779.html


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Spare Me the Hype Cycle | American Libraries Magazine

American Libraries Magazine, the magazine of the American Library Association, delivers news and information about the library community.
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Free Technology for Teachers: Browse the Digital Public Library of America

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Swiss Army Librarian » A Few Current Ideas and Trends in Libraries :: Brian Herzog

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Swiss Army Librarian is a blog by Brian Herzog mostly about library and technology issues relating to public libraries
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Gale/Cengage partners with Smithsonian Institution to develop digital products

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Farmington Hills, MI and Washington, D.C., Feb. 28, 2013 — Gale, part of Cengage Learning and a leading publisher of research and reference resources for libraries, schools and businesses, and the ...
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Nine Questions with Naomi House, founder of I Need A Library Job

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Takeaways from the Pew Research study on libraries | American Libraries Magazine

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You can’t really compare guns to nuclear warheads. They have totally different circumstances. We have the right to bare arms so we can defend ourselves. Lets say that the government took away our r...

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School Library Monthly Blog » Blog Archive » Participating in Inquiry

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The 6 Stages Of Youth Unemployment

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Young graduates, I feel your pain. I know how much unemployment hurts and I am here to break it down for you.
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Grumpy Old Men and the Books They Hate

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So, recently an article came out in which someone complained about, among other tiresome arguments, 50 Shades of Grey and the effect of the book on a y
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Seth's Blog: Who goes first?

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Initiating a project, a blog, a wikipedia article, a family journey--these are things that don't come naturally to many people. The challenge is in initiating something even when you're not putatively in charge.
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Q&A with Dan Cohen, DPLA founding Executive Director

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The Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) has appointed Dan Cohen as its founding Executive Director. Library Journal discusses his plans for DPLA.
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There Are No Free Libraries | American Libraries Magazine

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Credo survey suggests students lack basic information skills

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Credo Survey Suggests Students Lack Basic Information Skills Critical for Academic and Workforce Success Survey finds 37% of students do not feel adequately prepared to start research More informat...
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Hot Topic at Midwinter: Library Maker Spaces, Ideas for Cheap, Hands-On Fun - The Digital Shift

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16 Great Library Scenes in Film

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When news broke last week that Dan Brown's new novel will center on some sort of mystery surrounding Dante's Inferno, I immediately began hoping that there
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BFTP: So just what SHOULD librarians be teaching? - Home - Doug Johnson's Blue Skunk Blog

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A weekend Blue Skunk "feature" will be a revision of an old post. I'm calling this BFTP...
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Movies Are Literature Too

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As book lovers, we are used to hearing our bibliophile friend?s claims that the book was better than the movie. Much of the time, we are that person. Mo
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Ask a Librarian About the Odd Things Happening at Libraries

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There's a piece in the Wall Street Journal today about the changing nature of libraries, as not just places where people find and check out books, but as community rec centers in themselves. But is this really new at all?
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Seth's Blog: What people buy when they buy something on sale

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Assuming it's not something they were shopping for in the first place... The impulse big-sale buy is not a matter of acquiring a high value item they'll need later at a bargain price today. No, the consumer is spending money...
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