The Library of Congress has announced the members of the new Copyright Public Modernization Committee (CPMC), which includes several librarians:
|Todd Carpenter||National Information Standards Organization|
|Susan Chertkof||Recording Industry Association of America|
|Brewster Kahle||Internet Archive|
|Roy Kaufman||Copyright Clearance Center|
|Keith Kupferschmid||Copyright Alliance|
|Melissa Levine||University of Michigan Library|
|Pamela Malpas||Association of American Literary Agents; Copyright Committee co-chair|
|Micah May||Digital Public Library of America|
|James Neal||Columbia University Librarian Emeritus, ALA, ACRL|
|Kathleen Rodriguez||Warner Media|
|Jeff Sedlik||Picture Licensing Universal System (PLUS) Coalition|
|Scott Weingart||Carnegie Mellon University Libraries|
The reason the Committee is being convened is "to expand and enhance communication with external stakeholders on IT modernization of Copyright Office systems" and "to enhance communication and provide a public forum for the technology-related aspects of the U.S. Copyright Office’s modernization initiative."
The first public meeting of the committee is a virtual meeting scheduled for Thursday, July 22 from 1-4 pm. The meeting is free and open to the public, but participants must register here in advance.
According to the announcement, "Register of Copyrights Shira Perlmutter and Library of Congress Chief Information Officer Bud Barton will provide opening remarks and Library subject-matter experts will provide an update on the development of ECS and other modernization efforts. Attendees will have an opportunity to hear directly from CPMC members and participate in a live Q&A. The meeting will be recorded and made available for viewing after the event."
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