March 3, 2021

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)

Direct to Full Text Article (15 pages; PDF)

Hat Tip/Thanks: Open Access Tracking Project

About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.

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