The Arrow system. Rights management in mass digitization: a European approach

ARROW (Accessible Registries of Rights Information and Orphan Works) is a system – developed by a European consortium coordinated by AIE – to help libraries with the identification of rights status and rights holders in digital library programs. The system is based on a pro-active search of rights holders for works eligible for inclusion in any digitization program, and indirectly is a tool for the identification of orphan works, in circumstances in which other relevant information may not be available.

Listen in as speakers Piero Attanasio, AIE, mEDRA, and Michael Healy, The Book Rights Registry, discuss the Arrow approach and compare the US experience in the same field. This discussion was moderated by Chris Kenneally, Copyright Clearance Center and, and was part of BEA’s Global Market Forum: Focus on Italy: