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“In the United States, it is the prevailing theory that as the people paid for the information gathered or created by government, the public own it. With some significant exceptions, U.S. federal government documents are not copyrighted and are in the public domain. This means that any private citizen may use and republish government information at will and without royalty.

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“In the United Kingdom, government information is considered to be owned by the government and therefore copyright lies with the Crown. Before one can republish British government documents, one must have permission to do so and may be required to pay royalties on that copyright.

~June Lester & Wallace C. Koehler, Jr.

Source:
Lester, June, and Wallace C. Koehler, Jr. 2003. Fundamentals of Information Studies: Understanding Information and Its Environment. New York: Neal-Schuman

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“A possibly apocryphal study from several years ago revealed that turnstile counts consistently show more patrons entering libraries than leaving.”
~ Dr. Danny P. Wallace

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As a child, my number one best friend was the librarian in my grade school.
I actually believed all those books belonged to her.
~Erma Bombeck

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The library connects us with the insight and knowledge . . . of the greatest minds that ever were, with the best teachers, drawn from the entire planet and from all our history, to instruct us without tiring, and to inspire us to make our own contribution to the collective knowledge of the human species. . . I think the health of our civilization, the depth of our awareness about the underpinnings of our culture and our concern for the future can all be tested by how well we support our libraries.
– Carl Sagan

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