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Poster: Alison OK Date: Nov 15, 2018 10:38am
Forum: news Subject: Library Journal: Controlled Digital Lending Concept Gains Ground

Copyright experts have begun building a framework for Controlled Digital Lending (CDL) with the recent publication of a white paper and an official position statement initially supported by 40 individual and 24 institutional signatories, including major academic and public library systems, library consortia such as Califa Group, legal scholars, and organizations such as the Internet Archive.

“Properly implemented, CDL enables a library to circulate a digitized title in place of a physical one in a controlled manner,” the position statement explains. “Under this approach, a library may only loan simultaneously the number of copies that it has legitimately acquired, usually through purchase or donation.”

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