Thursday, November 5 • 12:45pm - 2:00pm
Don’t Share This Item! Developing Digital Collections and Services in a Consumer-Licensed World

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What can my library do with a digital copy of a film? How can we provide downloaded video games to our users via Steam? Can we really circulate Roku devices?
Libraries have always faced unique challenges in providing non-academic content for academic use, but the digital age has brought particular problems of “one size fits all” consumer purchase models and vexing methods of DRM, wrapped up with a large bow of legal uncertainty for many institutions. Librarians Will Cross and Darby Orcutt bring their keen insights, deep collaborative expertise, and folksy wisdom to leading a discussion of how libraries can and should consider and apply the law, fair use, user expectations, and common sense in developing collections and services around digital content that is geared directly to end users.
Join the conversation to hear how your colleagues are sharing consumer-licensed popular materials and confronting legal and technical barriers. Share your stories about obstacles and successes bringing new technology and in-demand content to your patrons. And leave with a fresh perspective and new insight into the best strategies for this critical area of collections.

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Will Cross

Director, Copyright & Digital Scholarship Center, NCSU Libraries
William M. Cross is the Director of the Copyright and Digital Scholarship Center at North Carolina State University where he provides advice and instruction to campus stakeholders on copyright, licensing, and scholarly communication issues. As a student at the University of North... Read More →
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Darby Orcutt

Assistant Head, Collections & Research Strategy, North Carolina State University Libraries
interdisciplinary research | TDM/ computational research - negotiations and agreements | library liaison roles | user-driven collections strategies

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