Congratulations to Georgia State University on receiving NHPRC Grant

Congratulations to Georgia State University Library on receiving a National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) grant in the amount of $121,418 to digitize and transcribe recorded interviews from the Uprising of ’34 Oral History collection in the Southern Labor Archives. The collection includes first-person accounts of the attempts of nearly half a million textile workers in Southern cotton mills to unionize.

The project is scheduled to last 18 months, and will begin on August 1.


U.S. Copyright Office Publishes Recommendations for Digitization of Orphan Works

The U.S. Copyright Office recently reviewed and made recommendations about the problem of orphan works under U.S. copyright law. During its review, the Copyright Office solicited comments and held public roundtables on the issues that effect digitization of orphan works. The results of the study are now available in the report, “Orphan Works and Mass Digitization: A Report of the Register of Copyrights,” which is available at