05 January 2010

How to Time Travel by Search Engin

An article in the UK Independent newspaper at www.independent.co.uk/news/media/online/how-to-time-travel-by-search-engine-1856670.html
suggests a way to get in-copyright newspaper material online.

"According to Ed King, head of the newspaper collections at the British Library, many regional newspaper publishers destroyed their archives a long time ago. In such cases, the library is willing to digitise its own copies, allowing the publisher – which retains the copyright – to monetise access to the material. "We can make them available in our reading rooms for our audiences in the British Library," says King. "But if it was accessed externally it would be part of the publisher's business model and users would be directed to their website.""

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