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
Direct to FBO Database For Updates and Other Info:
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