As part of the Library Copyright Alliance, ACRL joins ALA and ARL in co-sponsoring the symposium Orphan Works and Mass Digitization: Obstacles and Opportunities to be held April 12-13, 2012 in Berkeley, CA. Given the failure of the Google Book settlement and the newly proposed orphan works directive in the European Union, the time is ripe for renewed consideration about how best to solve the orphan works problem. Registration is now open for the event, organized by the Berkeley Digital Library Copyright Project, part of the Berkeley Center for Law and Technology at the University of California.
Unable to attend? Read the white papers released leading up to the symposium: