New Article: "A Different Question of Open Access: Is There a Public Access Right to Academic Libraries in the United States and Canada?"
From the Abstract:
Providing public access to libraries is a public service, but is it a right? This paper explores participation in depository programs, public university status, and public funding as possible bases for this right. It examines relevant cases and finds that courts respect the right of academic libraries to determine their own policies.
Title: “A Different Question of Open Access: Is There a Public Access Right to Academic Libraries in the United States and Canada?”
Author: Amy Kaufman
Source: Law Library Journal
Issue: Vol 103.3 (Summer, 2011)
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Hat Tip/Thanks: Open Access Tracking Project
About Gary Price
Gary Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com. Gary is also the co-founder of infoDJ an innovation research consultancy supporting corporate product and business model teams with just-in-time fact and insight finding.