Universities John Orphan Works Effort; La Martiniere Joins Google Books

By [Friday, August 26th, 2011] at 5:38 pm

Four more universities have joined the orphan works effort spearheaded by the University of Michigan; they will make books identified as orphans available digitally to their own students, faculty, and affiliates.

Meanwhile, in France, the publisher La Martinière joined Hachette Livre in cutting a voluntary deal with Google for the scanning and sale of its books.

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  1. Posted August 28, 2011 at 3:05 pm | Permalink

    The Cornell University press release linked above does not mention the University of California system that also signed on to the HathiTrust initiative. ( UC Libraries expand access to orphan works ) With this in mind: Budget Pinched, UC-San Diego Libraries Will Get Rid of 150,000 Books

    …the University of California at San Diego has closed or is preparing to close four of its library buildings…

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