What: Open Libraries Project and the Case for Controlled Digital Lending
With: Lila Bailey, Policy Counsel at the Internet Archive
When: 12:00 – 1:15 pm, October 25, 2017
Where: Shields Library second floor instruction room
Please note that this event has been canceled. Stay tuned as we try to reschedule!
The Internet Archive has the ambitious mission of providing “universal access to all knowledge.” A cornerstone of that effort is its Open Libraries Project, which seeks to bring public access to digital library holdings in a way that mirrors the traditional lending library model. One impediment to getting there is a heady legal question: how might digital library lending work consistently with copyright law?
Lila Bailey, policy counsel at the Archive, will discuss the Open Libraries Project, its genesis, mission, and plan; and how its controlled digital lending model tackles the copyright concerns between us and the promise of universal access.