There is long-standing interest in identifying orphan works, books that are subject to copyright but whose copyright holders cannot be identified or contacted. Orphan works comprise a significant percentage of ARL collections, and there is deep interest in making these works discoverable and more accessible. Recently, the University of Michigan announced the initiation of the Orphan Works Project. The focus of the project is on US digitized books held by HathiTrust, a partnership of major research institutions and libraries working to ensure that the cultural record is preserved and accessible long into the future.
- Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Academic Libraries
- Research Library Issues, no. 273 (Dec. 2010)
- Inquiry on Copyright Policy, Creativity, and Innovation in the Internet Economy: Comments of Library Copyright Alliance
- Letter to Tracey L. Armstrong re: Copyright Clearance Center (CCC) underwriting litigation (Nov. 11, 2010)
- Membership Meeting 2010 (Fall): Reflections from Marybeth Peters
- Membership Meeting 2010 (Fall): Are Libraries Rising to the Fair Use Challenge?
- Membership Meeting 2010 (Fall): Fair Use in Research Libraries
- LCA and Other Groups Join Electronic Frontier Foundation to File Amicus Brief in UMG v. Veoh
- LCA Applauds Librarian of Congress in Broadening Exceptions to Section 1201 of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act