it seems odd to give away our own public domain works to those same institutions
that are profiting from us. In the end, however, I assume that most libraries will
focus on their mission to support scholarly communication, and will adopt
policies similar to ours.
© 2009 Peter Hirtle
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To cite this article: Peter Hirtle, “Removing All Restrictions: Cornell’s New
Policy on Use of Public Domain Reproductions.” Research Library Issues: A
Bimonthly Report from ARL, CNI, and SPARC, no. 266 (October 2009): 1–6.
Removing All Restrictions: Cornell’s New Policy on Use of Public Domain Reproductions
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