Section 149.11 | Distributing publications intended for general public use - record retention or destruction schedules.
(A) Any department, division, bureau, board, or commission of the state government issuing a report, pamphlet, document, or other publication intended for general public use and distribution, which publication is reproduced by duplicating processes in print whether through a contract awarded to any person, company, or the state printing division of the department of administrative services, shall cause to be delivered to the state library fifty copies of the publication, subject to the provisions of section 125.42 of the Revised Code.
(B) The state library board shall distribute the print publications so received as follows:
(1) Retain two copies in the state library;
(2) Send two copies to the document division of the library of congress;
(3) Send one copy to the Ohio history connection and to each public or college library in the state designated by the state library board to be a depository for state publications. In designating which libraries shall be depositories, the board shall select those libraries that can best preserve those publications and that are so located geographically as will make the publications conveniently accessible to residents in all areas of the state.
(4) Send one copy to each state in exchange for like publications of that state.
(C) A department, division, bureau, board, or commission of the state government shall notify the state library of the availability of documents or other publications, intended for general public use and distribution, which are made available electronically on its internet web site. The state library shall retain electronic publications in the state library digital archive and provide permanent access and records to each public or college library in the state designated by the state library board to be a depository for state publications.
(D) The print publications described in division (A) of this section and the electronic publications described in division (C) of this section shall be considered already prepared and available for inspection, and, subject to applicable copyright protections, reproduction by any person at all reasonable times during regular business hours at the state library and each library designated as a depository for state publications.
(E) The provisions of this section do not apply to any publication of the general assembly or to the publications described in sections 149.07, 149.08, 149.091, and 149.17 of the Revised Code, except that the secretary of state shall forward to the document division of the library of congress two copies of all journals, two copies of the session laws as provided for in section 149.091 of the Revised Code, and two copies of all appropriation laws in separate form.