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The uncomfortable problem of orphans – MLibrary’s approach

Orphan works are works that are in-copyright but do not have a contactable copyright holder. They’re tricky and annoying as far as reuse goes because while technically they’re not re-usable without permission, how do you get permission? People have discussed … Continue reading

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LII merges into IPL….

I know I’m an old-timer because when I read this post on LISNews about LII “merging” with the IPL at Drexel, my first thought was “Drexel?” I was an IPL volunteer back in 1994 or 1995 when it was still … Continue reading

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UMich Library Photo and some reflection

I’m using the Library of Congress version of this photo of the reading room at the University of Michigan library (which has not made its way to Flickr yet) but I found this image via Shorpy. It’s a nice non-Flickr … Continue reading

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Accessibility of Google Books

A little-known nifty thing about Google Books is that books already digitized via GB, whether in copyright or not, can be made available to students with visual disabilities. More inside scoop on the MBooks project at the BLT blog and … Continue reading

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One million books scanned at UMich

The Chronicle of Higher Ed has a short blurb and the dean of libraries Paul Courant has a longer post on his own blog. The University of Michigan has hit the “one million books scanned” milestone. As far as I … Continue reading

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