Annual Vote to Digitize for the Public Domain

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Help us choose the material that will be digitized for January 2024 as part of the Libraries’ annual celebration of the public domain!  Each year, copyright will expire for a new group of creative works, and those works will fall into the public domain.  As part of the public domain, they can be freely used by anyone to create new works and adaptations, fueling new ideas and projects.  Find out all about copyright expiration and the public domain on the Libraries’ Copyright guide. 

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We have searched our physical collections to find the rarest titles whose copyright will expire in 2024, and now we need your help to figure out which 24 to digitize.  Please vote for your favorites below (choose up to 24)! 

Tell Us What You Want Us To Digitize for Public Domain 2024
  • When it's cocktail time in Cuba by Woon, Basil Dillon 4%, 9 votes
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    9 votes - 4% of all votes
  • Tampa : Florida's greatest city 3%, 8 votes
    8 votes 3%
    8 votes - 3% of all votes
  • Confessions of a modern woman : what does she say, think, feel, and do? by Van Deventer, Betty 3%, 8 votes
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  • The notorious Ashley gang; a saga of the king and queen of the Everglades by Stuart, Hix Cook 3%, 8 votes
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  • Sheet music - I don't want to fly : (away from Tampa Bay) by Valdespino, Mary 3%, 8 votes
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  • Survey of Negro colleges and universities : section of Bulletin, 1928, no. 7, chapter XIII, Florida 3%, 7 votes
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  • Sheet music - Miami moon by Piggott, E. St. Clair 3%, 7 votes
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  • The host to millions : Tampa cigars 3%, 7 votes
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  • Lives of chorus girls : a realistic picture of an interesting and sometimes romantic profession by Van Deventer, Betty 3%, 7 votes
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  • Stories of the Seminoles by Fairlie, Margaret C. 3%, 7 votes
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  • 100 professions for women by Van Deventer, Betty 3%, 7 votes
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  • Resource map of Florida by Green, H. H. 2%, 6 votes
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  • What the woman past forty should know by Fielding, William J. (William John) 2%, 6 votes
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  • Aboriginal wooden objects from southern Florida (with three plates) by Fewkes, Jesse Walter 2%, 6 votes
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  • The case for and against sexual sterilization 2%, 6 votes
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  • Tampa and Hillsboro bays, Fla. Letter from the secretary of war transmitting report from the chief of engineers on preliminary examination and survey of Tampa and Hillsboro bays, Fla., and Tampa harbor, Fla. ... by United States. Army. Corps of Engineers 2%, 6 votes
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  • Are we machines? : Is life mechanical or is it "something else"? by Darrow, Clarence 2%, 6 votes
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  • How to get a husband by Van Deventer, Betty 2%, 6 votes
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  • Sarasota visitors' guide 2%, 6 votes
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  • Tropical and sub-tropical fruits, fancy palms, ornamental trees & shrubs 2%, 6 votes
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  • Tour in 1867 by Carroll, Lewis 2%, 5 votes
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  • Beach deposits of ilmenite, zircon and rutile in Florida by Martens, James, H. C. 2%, 5 votes
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  • Sheet music - My Miami moon by Herscher, Lou (Louis) 2%, 5 votes
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  • The U.S.S. Yankee on the Cuban blockade : 1898 2%, 5 votes
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  • A series of eleven lessons in karma yoga (the yogi philosophy of thought-use) and the yogin doctrine of work by Bhikshu, pseud. 2%, 5 votes
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  • Sheet music - Wednesday night waltz : song by Williams, Spencer 2%, 5 votes
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  • Sheet music - Oh dem golden slippers! by Bland, James A. (James Allen) 2%, 5 votes
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  • Sheet music - This is Florida by Drane, Mary W. 2%, 5 votes
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  • How New York working girls live by Van Deventer, Betty 2%, 5 votes
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  • Sheet music - I'm going to Miami by Minnick, A. D. 2%, 4 votes
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  • Prejudice against the Jew : its nature, its causes and remedies : a symposium by foremost Christians published in the American Hebrew, April 4, 1890 2%, 4 votes
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  • Sheet music - Let me forget by Williams, Clarence 2%, 4 votes
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  • Sheet music - Tampa Florida march by Ficcio, V. (Valentino) 2%, 4 votes
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  • Tom Swift and his talking pictures; or, The greatest invention on record by Appleton, Victor 2%, 4 votes
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  • Chemical character of waters of Florida by Collins, W. D. (William Dennis) 2%, 4 votes
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  • Girl scouts in Glacier park by Roy, Lillian Elizabeth 2%, 4 votes
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  • The Blythe girls, The disappearance of Helen, or, The art shop mystery by Hope, Laura Lee 2%, 4 votes
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  • Happy Jack Squirrel's bright idea by Burgess, Thornton W. (Thornton Waldo) 1%, 3 votes
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  • The outdoor girls at New Moon Ranch by Hope, Laura Lee 1%, 3 votes
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  • Women of the underworld by Chesterton, Ada Elizabeth Jones 1%, 3 votes
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  • Pleistocene mammals from a cave in Citrus County, Florida by Simpson, George Gaylord 1%, 3 votes
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  • The Bobbsey twins and their schoolmates by Hope, Laura Lee 1%, 3 votes
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  • Informaciones para emigrantes 1%, 2 votes
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  • Bunny Brown and his sister Sue at Shore Acres by Hope, Laura Lee 1%, 2 votes
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  • Armenia and the Near East by Nansen, Fridtjof 1%, 2 votes
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  • Can the individual control his conduct? : is man a free agent or is he the slave of his biological equipment? by Darrow, Clarence 1%, 2 votes
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  • Billy Smith, exploring ace, or, By airplane to New Guinea by Sainsbury, Noël 1%, 2 votes
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  • The art of digesting ideas by Haldeman-Julius, E. (Emanuel) 1%, 2 votes
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  • Flying ace stories : three complete books in one volume by Sainsbury, Noel 1%, 2 votes
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  • Hitler-Lieder by Steiger, Hans 1%, 2 votes
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  • Négy régi magyar népdal férfikarra. Vier altungarische Volkslieder für Männerchor by Bartók, Béla 0%, 1 vote
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  • "El intérprete" : diccionario Cortina no. 3, de las diez mil palabras más usuales en español y en inglés, ampliado con un suplemento de materias... by Cortina, R. Diez de la (Rafael Diez de la) 0%, 1 vote
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  • A Shanghai adventure by Westerman, Percy F. (Percy Francis) 0%, 1 vote
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  • Out for sport, or, Fin and feather by Kincaid, Wallace 0%, 1 vote
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  • Grandes bailes : para la inauguración de la reapertura del Salón artisticamente decorado 0%, 1 vote
    1 vote
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  • Six little Bunkers at Happy Jim's by Hope, Laura Lee 0%, 1 vote
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  • Die Widerlegung der Versailler Kriegsschuldthese by Wegerer, Alfred von 0%, 0 votes
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  • Die italienischen Handschriften des Dugento und Trecento by Hermann, Hermann Julius 0%, 0 votes
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  • Le vitrail du XIIe siècle au XVIIIe siècle en France by Gaudin, Félix 0%, 0 votes
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Total Votes: 251
Voters: 17
March 1, 2023 - April 14, 2023
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