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The Right to Loan Books: CDL, Copyright & Digital Access to Collections

  • January 14, 2022
  • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Zoom Meeting


  • Any staff member of a LILRC Institutional Member or a LILRC Retired Member
  • For staff and members of any other councils.


Controlled Digital Lending (CDL) provides a legal option for libraries to explore as they reconfigure and reprioritize access to their physical collections and future digital collections in COVID era and beyond. Patrons desire more digital access to works. CDL helps to preserve the power of the print; it allows a library or archive to recapture the significant legal and fiscal value in its collections.

In this one-hour presentation, Kyle K. Courtney (Harvard Library) will give an overview of both the law that underlies CDL and the practical questions libraries must ask before embarking on a CDL project of their own. Featuring a robust Q&A to help dispel common myths and misperceptions, this is a great starting place for all libraries to understand CDL.

Kyle K. Courtney is both lawyer and librarian. He is the Copyright Advisor for Harvard University.

This program will not be recorded

Code of Conduct

For questions, please email Eliscia Cirrone,

Professional Development Hours: 2 (.2 CEUs)

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Phone: (631) 675-1570

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