As we close out 2019, Copyright Clearance Center is looking back at some of the year’s biggest stories on our Velocity of Content blog.
The European Copyright Directive
After four years of hearings, lobbying and negotiations (as well as demonstrations, both pro- and anti-), the European Union enacted a Directive to modernize copyright laws across its 28 Member States. The 2019 move was a significant step toward achieving a Digital Single Market across the Continent.
Check out CCC’s coverage of the European Copyright Directive:
- The State of the EU Copyright Directive, Fall 2019
- Safe Harbor in the EU Copyright Directive, November 2019
- France is First in DSM and Other Related News, July 2019
- What You Need to Know About the European Copyright Directive, Spring 2019
At the start of 2019, COUNTER (Counting Online Usage of Networked Electronic Resources), an initiative formed by NISO (National Information Standards Organization), updated its code of practice. The COUNTER5 Code of Practice was rebuilt almost from scratch, and introduced a completely new structure with Master Reports and Standard Views, and a whole new set of metrics.
To understand what these changes entailed, we teamed up with NISO’s Irene Barbers on a three-part series that outlined the impacts of COUNTER5 on different types of content:
- Impact on Usage Analysis of Journal Content
- Impact on Usage Analysis of Book Content
- Impact on Database Usage Analysis and Reporting on Platform Level
Events We Covered in 2019
CCC traveled the globe in 2019 to attend the industry’s biggest and best events, like the IFRRO World Congress, Frankfurt and London Book Fair, and so many more. Check out some of our dispatches:
- Tweets from IFRRO World Congress 2019
- Overheard at Frankfurt Book Fair 2019
- African Publishers Explore Copyright at Africa Rising Summit
- Highlights at NCSA 2019
- 20 Insightful Tweets from Special Libraries Association’s #SLA2019
- From LBF 2019: Minimal Metadata for Maximum Impact
- 19 Insightful Tweets from #BioIT19
- Overheard at SSP 2019
Getting to know the CCC Team
In 2019, we expanded coverage on the Velocity of Content blog to include more about the personalities that make Copyright Clearance Center a great place to work.
We covered events like our second-annual We Not Me initiative where more than 500 employees across four countries participated in 24 charitable events over five days, talked about talked about our renewed commitment to customer experience, and introduced some of our teammates through fun Q&As:
On behalf of the entire Copyright Clearance Center team, we wish you a happy and healthy 2020. To make sure you’re up to speed on everything from our team in the new year, we encourage you to subscribe to receive our bi-weekly email updates with the latest from the Velocity of Content blog.