Diligent Search is a public resource created by a team led by the Centre for Intellectual Property Policy & Management (CIPPM) of Bournemouth University, UK. It is the outcome of a three-years project called EnDOW (“Enhancing access to 20th Century cultural heritage through Distributed Orphan Works clearance”), funded under the European programme “Heritage Plus” from 2014 to 2018. You can find all details on EnDOW here.
Based on the knowledge acquired with EnDOW, in 2020 CIPPM has launched EnDOW Community, a one-year follow-on project in collaboration with the British Film Institute (BFI) funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council. EnDOW Community aims at recruiting, training and motivating a community of volunteers that will help BFI and other film archives to clear the rights in films in their collection.