Sara Rachel Benson

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Research Interests

The ultimate goal of Sara Benson's research agenda is to shape the future of copyright policy by examining both on-the-ground practice in libraries and museums as well as the socio-political guiding principles behind such practices.  


  • KF United States Federal Law
  • copyright
  • Z665 Library Science. Information Science

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Research Output

The Sweet Public Domain: Celebrating Copyright Expiration with the Honey Bunch Series

Benson, S. (ed.) & Dwyer, K. (ed.), Feb 17 2020, Illinois Open Publishing Network.

Research output: Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook

Open Access
  • Copyright Conundrums: Rights Issues in the Digitization of Library Collections

    Benson, S. R., 2019, Digital Preservation in Libraries: Preparing for a Sustainable Future. Myntti, J. & Zoom, J. (eds.). Chicago: ALA Editions, p. 305-320 (An ALCTS Monograph).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  • Open Access
  • Fear and Fair Use: Addressing the Affective Domain

    Benson, S. R., 2019, Copyright Conversations: Rights Literacy in a Digital World. Benson, S. R. (ed.). Association of College and Research Libraries, p. 33-42

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  • Activities

    • 1 Membership of committee
    • 1 Oral presentation

    Copyright for Educational Use in the Age of COVID

    Sara Rachel Benson (Speaker)

    Aug 10 2020

    Activity: Talk typesOral presentation

    ALA Policy Corps (External organization)

    Sara Rachel Benson (Member)

    2020 → …

    Activity: Membership typesMembership of committee

    Press / Media

    Online Teaching During Pandemic Raises Copyright Concerns

    Sara Rachel Benson


    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Expert Comment

    Honors & Recognition