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Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Universities band together to join orphan works project (USA)

Leaders at Cornell, Duke, Emory and Johns Hopkins universities have jointly announced that they would begin making the full text of thousands of "orphan works" in their library collections digitally accessible to students, faculty and researchers at their own institutions. Orphan works are out-of-print books that are still subject to copyright but whose copyright holders cannot be identified or located

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