Due to the recent court ruling in Hachette vs. Internet Archive, Controlled Digital Lending (CDL) requests will not be fulfilled from now until further notice.
Controlled Digital Lending is a way of sharing books online for students in your courses. Using the legal copyright framework under US Copyright of “first sale” and “fair use”, in education settings, the library can digitize whole books the library owns. The basic tenet of CDL is the digital version is read-only, not downloadable, no printing, and maintains a one-to-one ratio with our print holdings. The one-to-one ratio means the physical print copy is unavailable for borrowing when it has been made available as a CDL version.
DSE Content Server is used to provide digital content management of a CDL book. The DSE Content Server will create AutoLinks and QR codes for faculty to post into their course outlines or Laulima modules. There is one viewer at a time per copy. The CDL loan periods are consistent with the Print Course Reserves loan periods. There is a blackout time of 15 minutes before the students can access the same item. The CDL expires at the end of the semester and if needed in the future, faculty must resubmit the request.
MyDocs app is the content reader for the students to access the CDL readings. It is a free to download from Microsoft, Apple, and Android stores. If the item is not immediately available, the students can input their email to be notified when it becomes available.
Q1. What books can be digitized for CDL?
Q2. What books cannot be digitized for CDL?
Q3. How to determine what is a textbook vs. a trade book?
Q4. Owned-to-loaned ratio - How many copies of a library-owned print book can be put on CDL Course Reserves also?
Q4. Can the digital file be copied and redistributed?
Q5. How long does it take to process a CDL request?
Please send us an e-mail if you have any questions or would like to know more about our services.
e-mail: Controlled Digital Lending
*U. S. Copyright Office on Fair Use
More information on Fair Use
Due to copyright considerations, the library will not CDL current textbooks used as the main required textbook for the course. The library is mindful of avoiding any risk of claims of copyright infringement.