Slow Burning Fires

This week’s Chronicle of Higher Education is amazing. Copyright is a critical issue for libraries and I am so glad to learn more about what’s at stake in various court cases, practical implications for preservation planning and imagining what the future of the cultural record and higher education will look like with sustainable and sane copyright law in the United States.

“Many will look at collections they want to preserve—tapes crumbling into goo, papers fading—and “put them back into the box and hope someone decides what to do with them next year…”

Jessica Litman, in a fascinating article from the Chronicle describing the challenges created by “orphan works” for libraries and archives. via arl policy notes