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Using Public Domain Materials in Your Teaching and Research

Submitted by Kathy Yoder,

After a 20-year wait, published works are once again entering the public domain in the U.S. What’s special about the public domain? Free of copyright restrictions, public domain materials can be freely copied, shared, and remixed by students, instructors, and researchers. Join University Libraries’ Copyright Services to learn how to identify, find, and use public domain text, images, and other creative works. We will also explore works that will soon be entering the public domain on January 1, 2020 and discuss how individuals and institutions are using public domain materials in teaching and research activities. Please bring your questions! 
   Who: OSU faculty, staff, postdocs, and graduate students 
   When: Monday, November 4, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. 
   Where: Research Commons, 3rd floor of 18th Avenue Library