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MoU on Out of Commerce Works Resource Pool

On 20 September 2011, EBLIDA together with other stakeholders signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Key Principles on the Digitisation and Making Available of Out-of- Commerce Works.

The MoU is a sector-specific stakeholder-driven agreement negotiated amongst organisations representing libraries on the one hand and publishers, authors and their collecting societies on the other. It contains the Key Principles that these parties will follow to license the digitisation and making available (including across borders in the EU) of books or learned journals that are out-of-commerce. It aims to encourage voluntary collective licences (source: http://www.eblida.org/news/press-release-of-the-european-commission-on-the-signature-of-the-mou-on-out-of-commerce-works.html).


Following this signature, the Stakeholders set up an Implementation Task Force that has decided to create a resource pool to support out of commerce digitisation projects in Europe.

EBLIDA, as signatory of the Memorandum of Understanding is happy to help libraries interested in the MoU.

Find below more information on the Resource pool and contact persons.

Resources Persons

EBLIDA:

Giuseppe Vitiello
E-mail: eblida@eblida.org

Libraries:

Authors:

Publishers:

Reproduction Rights:

Other Resources

Projects

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