Get Involved!

We need your assistance with FSGI — whether you are a library that manages state government information collections OR a state agency who publishes information.

Yes, I want to help! I’m a library or organization that works with state government information.

  1. Please provide a citation to your state statute’s or other government authority (e.g rule, regulation, etc.) related to copyright in state government documents  (Example: Virginia Code 2.2-2822).  If you do not know if such a policy exists, are you or someone you know be able to do this research?
  2. Do you know if any state agencies in your state that would be willing to either put their publications in the public domain or use a Creative Commons license?  Would you be able to contact them and discuss this issue?
  3. Get the word out: host a meeting, have a webinar, with your state agencies or legislators!

Yes,  I want to help! I’m a state agency employee.

  1. Please provide a citation to your state statute’s or other government authority (e.g rule, regulation, etc.) related to copyright in state government documents  (Example: Virginia Code 2.2-2822).  If you do not know if such a policy exists, are you or someone you know be able to do this research?
  2. Would your agency consider either designating your publications/website as public domain or applying a Creative Commons license to your website and publications?
  3. Would your agency be interested in signing a permissions form with a digital library like HathiTrust  (http://www.hathitrust.org/documents/permissions_agreement.pdf)?

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