Interview | Jennie Rose Halperin: A Tech-Positive Future for Libraries, Controlled Digital Lending & US CASE Act

Jennie Rose Halperin, is a facilitator, digital strategist, writer, and editor, who currently serves as the Executive Director of Library Futures: a nonprofit organization that champions equitable access to knowledge. Trained as a librarian, she has worked in content, web development, and digital services of all types, including at the Harvard Law Library, Creative Commons, Safari Books Online/O’Reilly Media, and Mozilla. Jennie notably talks about promoting a technology positive future for libraries. She reflects on the bad and overly complex licensing deals libraries are presented with and looks at the dangers of the US CASE Act for librarians. Jennie further explains the concept of controlled digital lending, and discusses the recent US eBook bills.

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Video highlights with timestamps:

00:00 Introduction

02:08 Copyright issues encountered

07:17 Ebooks & Controlled Digital Lending

10:50 Audiobooks vs Ebooks

16:22 Digital ownership

23:07 Defects in the system

27:34 Recommendations from our guest

33:39 Conclusion