Mailing List Message #114812
From: Cliff Lynch <>
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Subject: Controlled Digital Lending - Update on Some Recent Developments, In Case You Missed Any
Date: Thu, 30 Jul 2020 15:40:55 -0400
It's clear that Controlled Digital Lending approaches are proving to be very important in maintaining continuity of research and instruction during the COVID-19 pandemic, when physical collections at many institutions are effectively inaccessible. We heard quite a bit about this in our CNI Spring Executive Roundtables on Research Continuity (see, as well as our Roundtable on Acquiring Instructional Materials (see

There have been a few recent developments on this that I've been remiss in sharing with our community, though I suspect many of you have already seen at least some of these from other sources. The first is the recent blog post by the Internet Archive in response to a lawsuit challenging their practices. See

A few weeks ago, the Association of Research Libraries signed onto a statement in support of Controlled Digital Lending, see

I also note that the Internet Archive continues to offer a series of webinars introducing their Open Libraries program. This page has a schedule and registration links, as well as pointers to a number of other useful resources.

Clifford Lynch
Director, CNI
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