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Rights Statements

It is highly recommended that libraries utilize the Rights Statements developed by the DPLA and Europeana when including rights metadata in digitized collections.  

The Position Statement on Controlled Digital Lending by Libraries ("Statement") offers a good faith interpretation of U.S. copyright law for American libraries considering how to perform traditional lending functions using digital technology while preserving an appropriate balance between the public benefit of such lending and the protected interests of private rights holders.