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State Doc Pick of the Week : Intellectual Property, Liability and Trespass – A Guide for Coastal and Marine Scientists and their Volunteers in North Carolina

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The North Carolina Sea Grant published a series called legal issues in citizenUntitled science. One of the documents in this series is about intellectual property, liability and trespass as it pertains to coastal marine scientists and their volunteers in North Carolina.

For intellectual property, this document covers copyright, patent law, trademark law, and gives some intellectual property case studies. For Liability, they talk about the Federal Tort Claims Act, the Antideficiency Act, the Paperwork Reduction Act, the Information Quality Act and Terms-of-Service Restrictions. For trespass, they talk about the different types of trespassing and the consequences people can face.

If you are interested in citizen science as either a scientist or a volunteer, it would be important to discuss the potential legal issues and how to avoid any trouble with the members of the project. This document is a great way to help navigate the laws and to keep an open discussion between scientist and their volunteers that will ultimately lead to having no legal issues and hopefully produce healthy results for the project.

You can view, download, print, and save this document here.

Census Tips: 1810 Census

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County boundaries of North Carolina in 1810

The third federal census occurred in 1810 with the census day as August 6, 1810. Initially, enumerators were given nine months to complete the census, but that was extended by one month. Categories for ages are exactly the same as the 1800 census. As with earlier censuses, there was no printed forms for enumerators to use.

For North Carolina, the 1810 census is fully intact for all but four counties: Chowan, Greene, New Hanover, and Wake. For those four counties, tax lists within a few years of 1810 would be a good substitute. Chowan County has a 1810 tax list and Wake County has an 1809 tax list. For Greene County and New Hanover County, the tax lists are 1816 and 1815 respectively. It’s not as good of a substitute for the other two counties, but it is better than waiting a full ten years until the next census. Those tax records are located in the State Archives of North Carolina.

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New LibGuide : State Publications about African Americans in North Carolina

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The Clearinghouse team is revamping a number of research guides located on the North Carolina State Government Publications digital collection webpage. These new guides will be in a slightly different format and will include more up-to-date resources. Check out the recently published LibGuide featuring State Publications
about African Americans in North Carolina. Stay tuned for future updates!

LibGuides for Agricultural Statistics in North Carolina, Eugenics in North Carolina, and Military History in North Carolina are all in the works, with more planned.

You can access the State Publications about African Americans in North Carolina here.

State Doc Pick of the Week : Carolina Communicator

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UntitledThe Carolina Communicator is a publication published by the School of Media and Journalism at UNC Chapel Hill.

This publication gives periodical updates about the School of Media and Journalism and is targeted towards alumni, donors, and friends of the department. There are various articles dealing with events, statistics, fundraising, awards, and various other topics all relevant to the department. If you are interested in media and journalism, you might find some of the content interesting and relevant.

You can view, download, print, and save this state publication here.

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