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Vital Stats on the Code So Far…

Last Updated on February 28, 2012, 9:27 pm ET

So it’s been a little over a month since we released the Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Academic and Research Libraries, and I’m almost used to typing out that monster title! I’m also taking stock of how things are going, and I’m really, really excited. Take a look at these vital statistics.

In the first month since the Code came out, we have had:

  • 48,000 downloads of the Code PDF (13,000 on the first day),

  • 26,000 pageviews for the ARL code web pages (7,000 views on release day),

  • 1,500 visitors to the ARL Policy Notes blog entries on the Code

  • 1,300 people reached directly either via in-person events or live webcasts, including over

  • 680 participants in the National Association of College and University Attorneys webcast last week (at least 140 of which were member attorneys)

  • 750 print copies of the Code distributed to libraries

  • 7 major in-person events for librarians across the country: Los Angeles, Berkeley, Atlanta, Dallas, Baltimore, and Washington, DC, with standing-room-only events in many of these locations

  • tailored webcast events for library directors and for general counsels’ offices, as well as a general interest webcast event that attracted nearly 500 people on the day of the Code’s launch

We couldn’t ask for a much better reception, and we’re just getting started.