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June 29, 2022

Intellectual Property is actually a relatively new concept, historically speaking. Rights to intangible property didn’t become codified until the Statute of Anne in the 18th century; this is widely considered the first legally binding document defining and establishing intellectual property.

Previous Posts

Jun 2011

May 2011

Mar 2011

  • March 18, 2011
    In the fall of 2009, I began volunteering three to four hours per week in the Special Collections Research Center (SCRC) of Earl Gregg Swem Library at The College of William & Mary.
  • March 15, 2011
    One of the neat things about working at the SCRC is the sheer variety of projects we oversee. Last time, I told you a bit about the rewards and challenges of putting together an exhibit, but, recently, I got to try my hand at another major part of archival work: processing a collection.

Jan 2011

  • January 24, 2011
    At some point most of us have pondered this question.
  • January 11, 2011
    Here are the new accessions for 12/1/2010 through 12/30/2010, a little longer than normal due to the holiday rush:
  • January 11, 2011
    Here are the new collections accessioned by the Special Collections Research Center from 11/15/2010 to 11/30/2010:
  • January 4, 2011
    Do you ever stop to ogle the contents of the numerous display cases spread throughout Swem Library? Me neither. Or, at least, I didn’t. Now, every so often when I’m hunting for a book on the third floor, I venture over to the small flat case outside the Brown Board Room, just to check that everything is how I left it.

Nov 2010