Hathi Trust Digital Library Wins on Appeal

Yesterday, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals decided four issues that support library usage of copyrighted works via fair use. The court held that 1. creating copies of copyrighted works for the purpose of making a full-text searchable database, and 2. providing those works fully accessible to individuals with disabilities are both legal under the fair use doctrine. Further, the court held that 3. the Authors Guild did not have standing to sue on behalf of other copyright holders, and 4.

DMPTool2 Workshops

Spencer Keralis will conduct 4 workshops during June on using the DMPTool2. This is the new version of the tool which was just released at the end of May, and features more local customization, including  the ability to collaborate on plans, even with partners at other institutions.

We strongly encourage anyone considering an upcoming grant application to attend, even if you’ve attended a workshop before. We'd also encourage you to send graduate students, who may benefit from an introduction to the terminology and issues around research data management.

Focus On Student Research: Medieval Paris

Please join us as students from COVAD Professor Mickey Abel’s seminar “The City of Paris: The Ancient and Medieval World” share their research in a series of presentations and digital exhibitions.

The students will transform the DiSCo suite into a gallery, featuring perspectives on the arts, politics, the law, and the city itself in the medieval era.

This event is sponsored by the Green Light to Greatness Award "Optimizing Satellite Library Collection Awareness and Use through Creative Programming."