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Friday, June 18 • 10:45am - 11:15am
Controlled Digital Lending... On the Quick and Cheap (On Demand)

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In the light of both the COVID pandemic and lack of digital availability for several key resources, the Digital Theological Library (DTL), a co-owned library with participating institutions, wanted to quickly implement a Controlled Digital Lending (CDL) project, beginning in the fall of 2020. The DTL staff and partners examined a number of options, evaluating them on the basis of cost, user experience, time commitment, and ease of implementation. We decided to create our own system for CDL access, using inexpensive systems created for other purposes, but adaptable to the needs of CDL. This presentation will (1) explain the legal basis for CDL, (2) the advantages and disadvantages of CDL, (3) how the DTL implemented CDL quickly and cheaply, and (4) how other libraries can implement their own CDL program.

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James Darlack

(Incoming) Senior Library Director, Vanguard University
I currently live in "America's Oldest Seaport" - Gloucester, Massachusetts.After spending the last 20 years as a librarian at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary's Goddard Library (Hamilton, Massachusetts), I am going to be serving as the Senior Library Director at Vanguard University's... Read More →

Drew Baker

Managing Director, Digital Theological Library
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Thomas E. Phillips

Executive director, Digital Theological Library
The Global Digital Theological Library works with vendors of good will to provide access to a comprehensive library of contemporary academic ebooks and ejournals in religious studies to seminaries, bible colleges and small colleges in developing nations at prices affordable to schools... Read More →

Friday June 18, 2021 10:45am - 11:15am CDT