Case Studies/University of Florida Library

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Beginning March 2011, the University of Florida Smathers Libraries implemented a policy to include a Creative Commons public domain dedication in all of its original cataloging records. The records are considered public domain with unrestricted downstream use for any purpose.


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How did the author or organization first hear about Creative Commons? Why did they choose to license under Creative Commons? Which license did they select and why? Any other issues you may have come across/comments you’d like to make.

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