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DPLAfest 2015 took place on April 17-18, 2015 in Indianapolis, bringing together over 300 to discuss everything from technology and development, to (e)books, law, genealogy, and education. The annual DPLAfest celebration will appeal to teachers and students, librarians, archivists, museum professionals, developers and technologists, publishers and authors, genealogists, and members of the public alike who are interested in an engaging mix of interactive workshops, hands-on activities, hackathons, discussions with community leaders and practitioners, and more. To join the conversation on Twitter, check out #dplafest

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Saturday, April 18 • 3:15pm - 4:00pm
Best Practices for Dealing with Orphan Works

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Over the last several years, libraries, archives and other memory institutions have recognized that copyright law poses a significant obstacle to digital preservation of and online access to large segments of their collections. This problem especially acute for archives and collections that contain orphan works—i.e., works for which it is difficult or impossible to find rights holders who might give permission for their use. The Statement of Best Practices in Fair Use of Collections Containing Orphan Works for Libraries, Archives, and Other Memory Institutions, released in December 2014 and endorsed by a number of libraries and archives, including DPLA and several DPLA hubs,  addresses how memory institutions can apply fair use to overcome these challenges. The Statement and supporting documentation is available online at http://cmsimpact.org/orphanworks

This session will give an introduction to the Statement of Best Practices in Fair Use of Collections Containing Orphan Works for Libraries, Archives, and Other Memory Institutions, followed by a short discussion of how to apply its recommendations about fair use to concrete examples of library digital collections.

Notes available at https://drive.google.com/open?id=1pLs4KRdl3R6GuzLk-mWrZbailmQ_0E__n1VUKknPWJ8&authuser=1 

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Greg Cram

Associate Director of Copyright and Information Policy, The New York Public Library
Greg Cram is the Associate Director of Copyright and Information Policy at The New York Public Library. 
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David Hansen

Clinical Assistant Professor of Law and Reference Librarian, UNC School of Law
David is a UNC Law graduate who returned to Chapel Hill full-time in August 2013 to serve as a reference librarian and clinical assistant professor of law. Dave is also Digital Library Fellow with the UC Berkeley School of Law, a position he has held since 2011. Dave manages the UNC... Read More →

Saturday April 18, 2015 3:15pm - 4:00pm EDT
Indiana State Library: Room 401 315 W Ohio St, Indianapolis, IN 46204

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