Knowledge Rights 21 Explores Application of Controlled Digital Lending Worldwide at Global Congress on IP and the Public Interest

13:00-14:00 UTC, 27 October 2021 (see what time this is for you)

Controlled Digital Lending (CDL) has emerged as a powerful technique for ensuring the possibility to access library collections, in particular during the COVID-19 pandemic with libraries obliged to close their doors to visitors.

While the concept of CDL emerged in the United States, it has the potential to offer important benefits around the world, enabling the wider spread of knowledge.

This session at the Global Congress on Intellectual Property and the Public Interest will provide an opportunity to explore the scope for CDL to be rolled out and applied beyond the United States, including in countries with a civil law background, including in Europe, the focus of the Knowledge Rights 21 Programme.

Under the title Enabling Access Globally: Controlled Digital Lending Internationally, it will bring together insights from the following speakers:

  • Luis Villaroel, Innovarte, Chile
  • Christina de Castell, Canadian Federation of Library Associations, Canada
  • Benjamin White, University of Bournemouth, United Kingdom
  • Jennie Rose Halperin, Library Futures, United States

Come, listen in, and work with us to reflect on how the benefits of CDL could be spread around the world.

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