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Re. Hathi Orphans?
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- Subject: Re. Hathi Orphans?
- From: claudia holland <email@example.com>
- Date: Tue, 11 Oct 2011 18:56:20 EDT
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Is this information re: rights and permissions shared with the academic community, Sandy? Thank you, Claudia Holland George Mason University On 10/10/11 6:55 PM, Sandy Thatcher wrote: > I'm not sure what you mean by "let go" here. Just because they > are orphans, they are, by definition, not owned by any existing > publishing house. They are books whose rights have been > transferred back to the authors or authors' heirs. What do > publishers have to gain by joining in an effort to systematically > identify the status of millions of orphan works, the vast > majority of which they will never have any reason to use? Given > that rights and permissions departments at many publishing houses > are understaffed and overworked, whom do you propose should do > this extra work, and who should pay for it? There is > collaboration on a case-by-case basis among publishers. The AAUP, > for example, has a listserv for rights and permission staff to > share information like this. > > Sandy Thatcher