November 26, 2020

LC/U.S. Copyright Office Requests Information About Converting Data From Millions of Catalog Cards

Yesterday the Library of Congress/U.S. Copyright posted two RFIs (Request for Information) to learn more about the conversion/digitization of data from copyright registration and copyright assignment cards.

The U.S. Copyright Office is planning to convert data (“index terms and other facts”) from the images of approximately 7.8 million registration cards and approximately 2.5 million assignment catalog cards.

Both documents point out:

The actual cards were recently digitized into high quality color uncompressed TIFF images at 300 ppi.

The RFI documents were made available on the FBO.gov web site.

Responses are due by April 16, 2013

Version 1.0 of RFI docs are embedded below.

The actual cards were recently digitized into high quality color uncompressed

Market Research for Planning the Conversion of Copyright Registration Catalog Card Data
Version 1.0
by LJ’s infoDOCKET

Market Research for Planning the Conversion of Copyright Assignment Catalog Card Data
Version 1.0
by LJ’s infoDOCKET

Direct to FBO Database For Updates and Other Info:

About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.

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