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Digital Humanities Group

On January 14 and 15, Dumbarton Oaks hosted Kyle K. Courtney, Manager for Faculty Research and Scholarly Support Services at the Harvard Law School. A founder of Harvard’s Copyright Working Group, Mr. Courtney has given numerous workshops for librarians and archivists at Harvard. During his visit to Dumbarton Oaks, he gave a compelling presentation spanning the history of copyright law and the practical applications of current legal code.  He also met with representatives from multiple departments, and answered some of our thorny questions about orphan works, electronic content, facsimiles, and best practices for fair use. This visit was a terrific opportunity to work through difficult questions and to create new contacts with our colleagues in Cambridge, MA.

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