Digitization and Copyright: Lending Digitized Content in a Controlled Manner

Digitization and Copyright: Lending Digitized Content in a Controlled Manner

Monday, February 28, 2022 - 1:30pm CT / 2:30pm ET

As a benefit of your ALA membership, you can enroll in this complimentary 90-minute webinar on digitization and copyright. Join panelists Jill Hurst-Wahl, Kyle K. Courtney, and Tom Blake for a discussion about what it means to lend digitized content in a controlled manner (a.k.a., controlled digital lending), the copyright foundations for this work, what “controlled manners” need to be put in place, and other choices which must be considered when working towards a digitize-and-lend model.


  • Jill Hurst-Wahl, MLS is a consultant, speaker, writer, researcher, and educator. She is a president of Hurst Associates, Ltd. and professor emerita in Syracuse University’s School of Information Studies, where she taught graduate M.S. Library and Information Science (MSLIS) courses, including “Copyright for Information Professionals.” Prior to joining SU, Jill worked as an IT professional, corporate librarian, and information consultant. She is a founding board member of Library Futures. She blogs at Digitization101.com.
  • Kyle K. Courtney, MSLIS, J.D. is currently the Copyright Advisor for Harvard University, working out of the Harvard Library Office for Scholarly Communication. He works closely with Harvard Library to establish a culture of shared understanding of copyright issues among Harvard staff, faculty, and students. He founded the “Copyright First Responders” and Fair Use Week, which has become an international celebration. He recently won a Knight Foundation Grant to develop technology for crowd-sourcing copyright and fair use decisions. He is a founding board member of Library Futures.
  • Tom Blake, MSLIS is a library digitization consultant and former digital projects manager of the Boston Public Library’s (BPL) Digital Services department. At BPL, he worked to digitize, catalog, preserve, and provide online access to BPL’s extensive collection of rare, non-lending materials. In addition, Tom partnered with the Internet Archive (IA) to provide library books and BPL’s vast genealogical collection to IA’s Open Library, giving the public access. He is a 2014 Library Journal Mover & Shaker.

All registrants will receive an e-mail after the event providing access to the recording.

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