A Christian Science Library Opens, in More Ways Than One

The NYTimes has a Look At the decision by the Church of Christ, Scientist, to catalog and digitize all of the church\’s archives on Mary Baker Eddy, its founder, so that they could be searched at the push of a button was a step not lightly taken.

Under copyright law, the church was obligated to publish some of its documents before 2003 or lose them to public domain. Making them accessible in a library counts as publishing them.