Monthly Archives: July 2015

Maine State Library Uses Creative Commons License to Open Gov Pubs in HathiTrust!


A simple tweet…a major accomplishment! 

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FSGI gives major KUDOS to the Maine State Library for using a Creative Commons License 0 – No Restrictions  AKA Public Domain!!! for their many state government publications in HathiTrust!

Is your state able to do the same? If so, please get in touch with the staff at  HathiTrust:

“If you are a state employee with the capacity to grant permission to HathiTrust to make some or all of your department’s documents available, you can identify the documents and give us permission with the HathiTrust permissions form (see If you are unsure whether you have the authority to make such a declaration, feel free to contact us (via the feedback link or at and we will help you through the process.”


Presentation at 2015 American Library Association Annual Conference

Thanks to the Government Documents Roundtable (GODORT) State and Local Documents Task Force for having us speak at ALA Annual. There was a great turnout and lots of good questions!

As soon as we the recorded presentation is available, we will post it on FSGI; for now, here are our slides.  ALA GODORT FSGI Presentation 06-29-2015_Final