Copyright and State Government Documents: Raising Awareness
Thursday May 29, 12-1:00 PM
Gallery Lab, Harlan Hatcher Graduate Library [floorplan]
Many state government documents are subject to copyright, despite the fact that federal government documents are not. Misperceptions and challenges abound regarding state documents, and can create difficulties when libraries seek to provide digital access to these works. Kristina Eden and Justin Bonfiglio of the U-M Library Copyright Office have been working with colleagues at Stanford University and the State Library of Michigan to raise awareness about this issue amongst state legislatures and the library community. Their talk will provide an overview of the copyright landscape for state government documents, and is of potential interests to librarians, students of intellectual property and information policy, as well as information professionals who use state documents in their daily work.