free the books!

Some colleagues of mine- so far Georgia Harper and Maria Gonzalez- have started a fascinating new blog, free the books, involving getting content to the public and the related copyright adventures. The subjects covered include orphan works, trying to determine what’s in the public domain and what isn’t, and UT’s partnership with Google. A bit part of the impetus behind this project is that last bit there- Google is scanning the Benson Latin American Collection, and trying to figure out what’s in the public domain is going to be a challenge. I’m really looking forward to this one!