Intro to the Due Diligence Project

This database captures the search efforts for current distribution of VHS video titles eligible for duplication under Section 108 of U.S. Copyright law. The initial contents represent titles owned by the three libraries participating in the original project: American University, Washington, DC; Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ; and William Paterson University, Wayne, NJ.

The intention of the project is to provide a research tool to speed the research of other librarians and archivists who are undertaking VHS digitization projects. By sharing our research logs, we hope to reduce the duplication of efforts. The database is not intended to be limited to the three initial participating libraries but to eventually become a broader group effort open to contributions from librarians and archivists nationwide.