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“Finding the Public Domain” webinar now available

An archived copy of the CopyTalk webinar “Finding the Public Domain” originally webcast on September 1, 2016 is now available. Melissa Levine, Lead Copyright Officer and PI, University of Michigan Library and Kristina Eden, Copyright Review Project Manager, HathiTrust, describe the Copyright Review Management System (CRMS). The CRMS was this year’s awardee of the L. Ray Patterson copyright award.

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An archived copy of “Finding the Public Domain,” the most recent CopyTalk webinar, is now available

HathiTrust and its partners received IMLS leadership grants to create CRMS to identify public domain books in HathiTrust. Once a book is determined to be in the public domain, the public has full text access to that work in HathiTrust. Thus far over 350,000 books have made it to the public domain. Astounding! Learn about the recently published CRMS Toolkit, lessons from CRMS for shared work across libraries to tackle hard problems, and what’s in store for CRMS.

Mark your calendars! OITP’s Copyright Education Subcommittee sponsors CopyTalk on the first Thursday of every month at 2:00 pm (Eastern)/ 11 am (Pacific). If you want to suggest topics for CopyTalk webinars, let us know via email ( and use the subject heading “CopyTalk.”

Oh yes! The webinars are free, and we want to keep it that way. We have 100 seat limit but any additional seats are outrageously expensive! If possible, consider watching the webinar with colleagues or joining the webinar before start time. And remember, there is also an archive of all CopyTalk webinars.

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Carrie Russell

Carrie Russell is the director of the Program on Public Access to Information in the Washington Office. Her portfolio includes copyright, international copyright, accessibility, e-books, and other public policy issues. She has an MLIS from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and an MA in media arts from the University of Arizona.

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