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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