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RE: Hathi Orphans

I know little about this complex situation but for the record did 
Hathi contact the Authors Guild with a request for collaboration? 
Surely they should have done.


-----Original Message-----
From: owner-liblicense-l@lists.yale.edu
[mailto:owner-liblicense-l@lists.yale.edu] On Behalf Of Winston Tabb
Sent: 29 September 2011 23:39
To: 'liblicense-l@lists.yale.edu'
Subject: Re: Hathi Orphans

Good point. We still haven't been told what the "flaw" was 
hathi's process

----- Original Message -----
From: Liz Mengel [mailto:emengel@jhu.edu]
Sent: Wednesday, September 28, 2011 06:22 PM
To: liblicense-l@lists.yale.edu <liblicense-l@lists.yale.edu>
Subject: RE: Hathi Orphans

What makes me wonder is, if the Authors Guild can find owners of
orphan works so fast why they don't try to collaborate with these
types of ventures instead of suing them?

Liz Mengel
Associate Director Scholarly Resources and Special Collections
The Sheridan Libraries
Johns Hopkins University

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-liblicense-l@lists.yale.edu
[mailto:owner-liblicense-l@lists.yale.edu] On Behalf Of Sandy Thatcher
Sent: Tuesday, September 27, 2011 7:16 PM
To: liblicense-l@lists.yale.edu
Subject: Re: Hathi Orphans

What this article makes me wonder is, did the HathiTrust ever
consider asking a publisher, like the University of Michigan
Press, about the procedures it follows for determining whether a
copyright work is an orphan or not? This is a problem publishers
have long been accustomed to grappling with, and they have worked
out good procedures for resolving the question. Libraries have
not had much reason in the past to worry about the orphan status
of works in their collections, I assume, so this is a new
challenge for them.  My guess is that a publisher would not have
made the same kinds of mistakes that HathiTrust evidently made
with some of its determinations, as embarrassingly revealed by
the Authors Guild.

Sandy Thatcher

>Of interest from the Chronicle of Higher Education
>HathiTrust Acknowledges Flaws in Handling 'Orphan Works'
>September 16, 2011, 2:04 pm