I think we are in agreement (especially about the utility of all things
HathiTrust). My one point is that any restrictions on digitized public
domain works, as I understand it, are not related to copyright.
On Mon, Jun 1, 2015 at 5:00 PM, Terry Reese <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> >> However, the digitizing agency cannot dictate any copyright
> >>restrictions on the digitized copies once released to the public
> The digital objects have not, and as far as I understand, cannot be made
> available to the public if digitized as part of the google books
> digitization project. Most institutions got very limited use, and
> generally these were tied to their specific, immediate, communities.
> Though, with that said each institution has slightly different terms. For
> what it's worth, the research center does not make the digital copies
> available for download -- it provides tools for working with data in
> aggregate (worksets) and provides a proof of concept environment
> demonstrating the feasibility of creating a secured data repository with I
> believe the long-term goal of providing data mining for the entire
> hathitrust resources (both within and outside of the public domain). But
> even as it stands now, the tool has become a fantastic teaching tool when
> talking to instructors and graduate students looking for large data sets to
> work with, that also includes some pretty interesting research algori!
> thms for working with the data.
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> Jimmy Ghaphery
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> Subject: Re: [CODE4LIB] hathitrust research center workset browser
> Thanks Eric for posting the webinar in the other thread.
> I am pretty sure that digitizing something in the public domain does not
> change its copyright status, at least in the U.S. The digitizing agency
> certainly has the right to sell, restrict access, watermark, or even keep
> the scans locked up on a thumb drive in a closet. They are not obligated to
> share or to provide the digital files in a re-usable format. However, the
> digitizing agency cannot dictate any copyright restrictions on the
> digitized copies once released to the public.
> #iamnotalawyer and welcome correction
> On Mon, Jun 1, 2015 at 12:12 PM, Eric Lease Morgan <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> > On Jun 1, 2015, at 10:58 AM, davesgonechina <[log in to unmask]>
> > wrote:
> > > They just informed me I need a .edu address. Having trouble
> > > understanding the use of the term "public domain" here.
> > Gung fhpx, naq fbhaqf ernyyl fbeg bs fghcvq!! --RYZ
> Jimmy Ghaphery
> Head, Digital Technologies
> VCU Libraries
Head, Digital Technologies