Orphans: Immenser Aufwand bei diligent search

Heute twitterte Mathias Schindler von der Bundestags-Anhörung zu verwaisten Werken: http://twitter.com/#!/presroi [Heise-Bericht: http://www.heise.de/newsticker/meldung/Das-Urheberrecht-und-die-verwaisten-Werke-Rechtsansprueche-vs-Massendigitalisierung-1346091.html ] http://www.univie.ac.at/voeb/blog/?p=17156 berichtet über eine britische Studie: The study confirmed through ana­ly­sis of a rep­re­sen­ta­tive set of tit­les publis­hed wit­hin the 140 years bet­ween 1870 and 2010, … Weiterlesen

Orphan Works – der falsche Weg

http://newsbreaks.infotoday.com/NewsBreaks/Orphan-Works-Project-to-Scan-Library-Books-for-Online-Database-77583.asp Wenn US-Universitätsbibliotheken Orphan Works scannen und nur ihren Mitarbeitern und Studenten statt der Allgemeinheit zugänglich machen ist das der falsche Weg, mit dem Problem verwaister Werke umzugehen. Dies vergrößert den „Affiliation gap“, die Kluft zwischen denjenigen, die sich z.B. … Weiterlesen

"Orphan works present substantial obstacles for the preservation, use and mass digitisation of our cultural heritage"

http://zine.openrightsgroup.org/hargreaves/orphan-works:-the-cultural-heritage-perspective Excerpt: „A study which has just been conducted by the European Commission funded ARROW project, has reviewed 10 journal titles published each decade between 1890 and 2010. The findings reveal that 31% of all these titles are orphan works. … Weiterlesen

USA: Zahl der verwaisten Werke (Orphans) ist riesig

http://blog.librarylaw.com/librarylaw/2011/06/book-review-wilkin-on-orphan-works.html Eine unbedingt lesenswerte Besprechung der Studie von Wilkin anhand von HathiTrust durch Peter Hirtle. “ It is pretty clear to me that Hathi has started building the Digital Public Library of America that others are talking about.“ PDF der … Weiterlesen

UMich launches project to identify orphan works

http://www.lib.umich.edu/marketing-and-communications/news/mlibrary-launches-project-identify-orphan-works The University of Michigan Library’s Copyright Office is launching the first serious effort to identify orphan works among the in-copyright holdings of the HathiTrust Digital Library, which is funding the project. The vast majority of HathiTrust’s holdings are in-copyright … Weiterlesen

Orphan works

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/05/31/business/31scene.html?_r=1&oref=slogin Excerpt: When some librarians at Carnegie Mellon University tried to request permissions to digitize a collection of out-of-print books, they were unable to find more than 20 percent of the rights holders, despite persistent efforts. Failing to locate rights … Weiterlesen

Orphan Works in Europe – Results of the Online Consultation

http://europa.eu.int/information_society/activities/digital_libraries/doc/communication/results_of_online_consultation_en.pdf 4.4) Is the issue of orphan material economically important and relevant in practice? If yes, what technical, organisational and legal mechanisms could be used to facilitate wider use of this material? – Several replies indicate that the issue of … Weiterlesen