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To commemorate the donation, the NVLP and the American Folklife Center hosted the fourth “Intergenerational Summit on the State of Black America,” which was held at the Library on Oct. 16, 2007. Digital Preservation The Library of Congress is leading a nationwide program to collect and preserve at-risk digital content of cultural and historical importance. Since 2000, the National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program (NDIIPP) has been building a digital preservation network of partners.
COPYRIGHT ROYALTY JUDGES The Copyright Royalty and Distribution Reform Act of 2004 (PL 108–419) created a new agency—the Copyright Royalty Judges—and placed the new agency in the Library of Congress. The new body replaced the Copyright Arbitration Royalty Panels, which in turn had followed the Copyright Royalty Tribunal. On Jan. 11, 2006, Librarian of Congress James H. Billington swore in the three new judges, who are to implement and administer a new system for determining the rates and terms for statutory copyright licenses, determining the distribution of funds in the copyright royalty pools that are administered by the Library and providing rulemaking for licensees.
In January, an online researcher in Colorado notified the Library that visually similar photographs had radically 16 different identifications in the Library’s online collection of Civil War glass negatives. Three negatives had been labeled long ago as being either the Grand Review of the Armies or the inauguration of Ulysses S. Grant. Although only two photographs of Lincoln’s second inauguration on March 4, 1865, were known to exist, careful visual comparison confirmed that these three negatives portrayed the same event.
Annual Report of the Librarian of Congress 2008