A healthy and robust Public Domain needs libraries and archives

Elliott Bledsoe
4 min readJan 15, 2024

Preservation and digitisation are crucial to the continued importance of the Public Domain and libraries and archives are important players in the Public Domain.

Cross-posted from the Australian Libraries and Archives Copyright Coalition (ALACC) blog.

A postcard featuring a coloured black and white photo of Queen Street, Brisbane, circa 1908. It includes a number of historic buildings, including the post office with a large clock in view.
A postcard featuring a coloured black and white photo of Queen Street, Brisbane, circa 1908. Public Domain. Full attribution information is available at the end of this blog post.

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