CLIR/DLF announce a new publication series, Ruminations.
The series will feature short research papers and essays that bring a new perspective to issues relevant to planning for and managing organizational and institutional change in the evolving digital environment for scholarship and teaching.
We inaugurate the new series with a report by John P. Wilkin that posits the scope of works in the public domain and probable extent of orphan works in our research library collections, based on an analysis of the HathiTrust book corpus.
Wilkin is executive director of HathiTrust and is associate university librarian for library information technology for the University of Michigan. HathiTrust, a collaborative of more than 50 research libraries worldwide, is devoted to ensuring preservation of and access to the published cultural record.
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