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Every book wanted by internet pioneer Tucked away in a small warehouse on a dead-end street in Richmond, Calif., an internet pioneer is building a bunker to protect an endangered species: the printed word. Brewster Kahle, 50, founded the nonprofit Internet Archive in 1996 to save a copy of every web page ever posted. Now the MIT-trained computer scientist and entrepreneur is expanding his effort to safeguard and share knowledge by trying to preserve a physical copy of every book ever published. "There is always going to be a role for books," said Kahle as he perched on the edge of a shipping container. Each container can hold about 40,000 volumes, the size of a branch library. So far, Kahle has gathered about 500,000 books. That's far fewer than the roughly 130 million different books Google engineers involved in that company's book scanning project estimate to exist worldwide. "The idea is to be able to collect one copy of every book ever published. Seeking large collections Memories, manuscripts, books, microfilm all matter

Tools: ALA Over the past several years, Michael Brewer and the Copyright Advisory Subcommittee of the ALA Office for Information Technology Policy have been developing tools to educate librarians, educators and others about copyright. These now include the Public Domain slider, the Section 108 Spinner, the Fair Use Evaluator, and the Exceptions for Instructors eTool. These tools are all available online for anyone to use or link to. Using these educational tools can help educators and others become more comfortable utilizing the limitations and exceptions to the exclusive rights granted to the copyright holder under U.S. Currently, many smaller institutions may feel they do not have the personnel or expertise to manage their institution’s use of copyrighted material in any way other than using a one-size-fits-all, guidelines-based approach. Public Domain Slider The Public Domain slider is a tool to help determine the copyright status of a work that is first published in the United States. Updates

Copyright & IP Updating copyright and intellectual property laws to meet the challenges of the networked environment has been a key focus for Congress, the courts, and state legislatures for many years. The Digital Millennium Copyright Act, the Sonny Bono Copyright Term Extension Act, peer-to-peer file sharing and digital rights management, legislation to create additional protections for databases, the Stop Online Piracy Act, the Protect IP Act, orphan works, and more have dominated the agenda. In addition, ARL, working with the Center for Social Media at American University and the Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property in American University’s Washington College of Law, prepared a Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Academic and Research Libraries. Below are links to information and resources on key topics in copyright and intellectual property. Fair Use Read more >> Author Rights Read more >> Legislation Read more >> International Read more >>

100 Extensive University Libraries from Around the World that Anyone Can Access Universities house an enormous amount of information and their libraries are often the center of it all. You don't have to be affiliated with any university to take advantage of some of what they have to offer. From digital archives, to religious studies, to national libraries, these university libraries from around the world have plenty of information for you. Digital Libraries Capturing images of manuscripts, art, and artifacts, digital libraries are an excellent way of both preserving the past and sharing it with everyone. Harvard University Library. International Digital Libraries These digital libraries either have a focus on a culture other than that of the United States or are housed in another country. The Digital South Asia Library. Texts These libraries offer books or texts for you to read online and free of charge. Universal Digital Library. Medical Libraries These libraries offer medical information for both the professional and the lay person. Welch Medical Library. Legal Libraries

Tool: Educational Exemptions in the U.S. Copyright Code The U.S. Copyright Code provides for the educational use of copyrighted material without the permission of the copyright holder under certain conditions. To find out if your intended use meets the requirements set out in the law, use this free, online tool. [disclaimer] This tool can also help you collect information detailing your educational use and provide you with a summary in PDF format. This tool is valid for those uses that meet the requirements and which take place within the United States. THIS TOOL IS:Intended as a source of information for educators & others to better understand the educational exemptions available in the U.S. THIS TOOL IS NOT: A source of legal advice. A legal copy is one that was legally obtained (purchased from a reputable vendor, checked out from a library, etc.). This exemption covers what is normally an exclusive right of the copyright holder - the right to display or perform a copyrighted work.

Current Issues in Higher Ed Copyright Not the post I promised, but this week has been a little... weird. Mostly for good reasons. One of the good things this week was that I met with the University Senate Library Committee to touch base on copyright issues. Georgia State Case (aka Cambridge University Press et al v. Individuals at Georgia State University were sued over the use of journal articles in password-protected electronic reserves and course websites. Oral arguments were heard in June, and an opinion is expected at any time. More information: My own prior posts on this case.Kevin Smith's "A Nightmare Scenario for Higher Education" UCLA Case (aka AIME et al. v. The Regents of UCLA, as well as some individuals, were sued over the conversion of video content owned by the University to online streaming formats. More information: Christine Ross - "V is for (small) Victory (and for Video)"Peggy Hoon - "Copyright, Contract, or Complicated? Golan v. Campus licenses (CCC; CPC; Canada) Google Books settlement

Decline of Library of Alexandria by Ellen BrundigeDecember 10, 1991 Table of Contents "And concerning the number of books, the establishment of libraries, and the collection in the Hall of the the Muses, why need I even speak, since they are all in men's memories?"-- Athenaeus of Alexandria[1] Introduction The Library of Alexandria, in reality two or more libraries in the ancient Egyptian capitol, has achieved an almost mythic stature in the study of classics from the time of the Renaissance. Origin In order to discuss the history of the Library and Museum in the Imperial period, it is necessary to give a brief overview of their background. Alexandria in the Time of Caesar Alexandria became the second stage for the civil wars of Caesar; here the double drama of Antony and Cleopatra, then Caesar and Cleopatra played before the skeptical populace. Imperial Alexandria Now we turn to Alexandria at the beginning of the Imperial period, when for a while, the infamous Alexandrian mob was relatively peaceful. The Roman Library

Thinking Through Fair Use · University of Minnesota Libraries Even after you've fully educated yourself about fair use (the information on our site is just a start), it can be difficult to remember all the relevant issues when you're looking at a potential use you'd like to make. We've developed one tool that may assist you in your thought process. The Office for Information Technology Policy of the American Library Association also steps you through the process with a similar interactive tool. Fair use is very context-dependent, so each user has to assess fair use independently, for each use.. You may find it helpful to consult with an attorney or other specialist for further input. This tool can help you organize your thoughts around the issues, although it does NOT tell you whether a proposed use is fair or not, and does NOT provide any kind of legal advice. Many elements of this tool adapted with permission from the Columbia University Libraries Copyright Advisory Office Fair Use Checklist

The Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Media Literacy Education Click here to view or download a PDF of this report. Coordinated by: The Media Education Lab,Temple UniversityThe Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property,American University Washington College of LawThe Center for Media & Social Impact,American University With funding from: The John D. and Catherine T. And additional support from: The Ford Foundation,by way of the Future of Public Media Project Introduction Principles of Fair Use in Media Literacy Education 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Conclusion Common Myths About Fair Use Notes What This Is This document is a code of best practices that helps educators using media literacy concepts and techniques to interpret the copyright doctrine of fair use. What This Isn't This code of best practices does not tell you the limits of fair use rights. It’s not a guide to using material that people give the public permission to use, such as works covered by Creative Commons licenses. How This Document Was Created Media Literacy Education Fair Use and Education

Good interactive tool for determining if something is in copyright or not. Included in both ALA and Stanford toolkits. This clean interface helps with simple dates & facts of dates but also gives additional information in "notes." by katrinahsmith Mar 4