University of Michigan’s Library Opens Up Orphan Works

June 23, 2011

The University of Michigan Library announced on 23 June 2011 that it will allow authorized library patrons to access all of its digitized "orphan works" in full. Students and guests will now be able to access online any texts they would have been able to find in the stacks. This is the latest step in Michigan's attempts to identify and unlock the orphans -- books whose copyright holders cannot be found or contacted -- in its collection.

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