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Hathi Orphans?

I must again correct Mr Guedon, hopefully for the last time over 
this matter.

ARROW has the full support and engagement of the Federation of 
European Publishers, the Italian Publishers Association, The 
Publishers Association (UK) and the Publishers Licensing Society 
(UK), which alone has mandates from almost 3000 UK-based 
publishers, along with around twenty European library and 
collective rights organisations. On that basis I do feel that I 
was entitled to speak on behalf of "the" publishers and not just 
"some" publishers.

The original ARROW project came to a successful conclusion in 
April this year, successful in the sense that it has established 
a pilot operation and proof of concept. Work has now begun on 
ARROW Plus to extend this work to a wider repertoire, more 
countries in Europe and a wider network of potential databases 
for diligent search.

Perhaps the model also has application outside the European 

Victoria Lustigman
Head of Communications
The Publishers Association Limited
29B Montague Street

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Many thanks for attracting our attention to the ARROW project. I
was not aware of this European endeavour, and, after browsing the
pdf mentioned by Victoria Lustigman, I find the approach

This said, it is not "the" publishers that are involved, but
rather some publishers. Those publishers are indeed making an
honest effort to sort out the orphan status of books under
rights, and they should be strongly encouraged, supported,
applauded and helped, if only to bring all, or at least most
publishers on board.

Thank you, Ms. Lustigman, for bringing this important piece of
information to light. But in view of the number of publishers not
yet involved in this kind of effort, my comments are not so
extraordinary, only imperfectly documented, which is different. I
stand partially corrected.

Jean-Claude Guedon

Le vendredi 30 septembre 2011, Victoria Lustigman a ecrit:

> These comments are extraordinary in light of the fact that
> publishers are one of the main protagonists in finding
> solutions to Orphan Works issues.
> Take a look at the ARROW Project, for instance - the website is
> here: http://www.arrow-net.eu/
> and a recent paper about ARROW is here:
> As some readers of this list may already know ARROW is a
> collaborative European project that enables a diligent search
> for rightsholders and speeds up the process for mass
> digitisation. You"ll see from the links above that publishers
> are active partners in this project and have supported,
> advocated and progressed it from the beginning. This is hardly
> a sign that publishers are not making an "honest effort" to
> sort out these highly important issues.
> Victoria Lustigman
> Head of Communications
> The Publishers Association Limited
> 29B Montague Street
> WC1B 5BW