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 http://www.copyright.gov/orphan/.


Georgia State University Announces New Collection: Works Progress Administration Maps of Atlanta

Map from the 1940 Real Property Survey of Metropolitan Atlanta, showing substandard housing unitsOur friends at Georgia State University have just launched a new resource, Works Progress Administration Maps of Atlanta. The site features over 950 maps including the 1940 Report of the Real Property, Land Use, and Low Income Housing Area Survey of metropolitan Atlanta, a 1936-1938 Atlanta Cadastral Survey, and a partially incomplete series of Fulton County land use maps from 1937-1940. You can also search the collection within DLG.

For more information, see their collection announcement.