Sure. U.S. Copyright office search the catalog URL (This takes you right to the search page,but it's only for material registered after Jan. 1, 1978): http://tinyurl.com/yrdyf8 Library of Congress Online Search page: (again, this takes you right to the search) http://tinyurl.com/dha7 World Cat: (this is a little more complicated, butit's a great way to find what libraries near you, or anywhere in the world, have a particular book or article. I used it to find some article titles that didn't scan well when I validated the Q & A re transgender operations): http://www.worldcat.org/ HTH. If the tinyURLS don't get you there let me know and I'll copy the real ones as well as ones that take you to the main pages of the catalog office and the LC rather than directly to the search pages. G.Cindy --- "Judy s." <cherryjam@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote: > G.Cindy, > > Could you post the URLs for the Library of Congress > Catalog and the US Copyright > Office that you use for copyright look-up? I forgot > to keep them... smile. > > Thanks! > > Judy s. > cherryjam@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx > > Grandma Cindy wrote: > > That's the answer I came up with, too, after > checking > > the Library of Congress Catalog. I didn't think of > > World Cat for catalog info, but I've used it for > other > > things. I think it's great and hope it continues > to be > > available to us, the public. > > > > G.Cindy > > > > --- Jim@xxxxxxxxxxxx wrote: > > > >> I wanted to expand on copyright issues a bit, > after > >> discussing this more > >> with Carrie. > >> > >> As many of you know, copyright notice is required > as > >> part of the Chafee > >> Amendment, specifically we must "include a > copyright > >> notice identifying > >> the copyright owner and the date of the original > >> publication." > >> > >> So, the problem comes up on occasion, especially > >> with older books, on > >> exactly who the copyright owner is when the title > or > >> similar pages don't > >> say. Our goal is to be diligent about getting > this > >> right, but I believe > >> that we don't have to reject books based on this. > > >> We should be able to > >> search the U.S. Copyright Office, Library of > >> Congress and WorldCat.org > >> to see what the copyright owner and date of > original > >> publication is. In > >> this case of the book Ideas and beliefs of the > >> Victorians: an historic > >> revaluation of the Victorian Age, the author > seemed > >> to be the British > >> Broadcasting Corporation and the publisher Sylvan > >> Press. The date of > >> original publication was clearly 1949. So, I > voted > >> for Sylvan Press as > >> the copyright owner: basically a default to > >> publisher policy if the > >> copyright owner isn't clearly indicated in the > book > >> itself or these > >> three authoritative data sources. If we're > wrong, > >> and the BBC contacts > >> us to make this point, we change it. The odds of > >> this happening are > >> pretty darn long, and the difference is minor: > our > >> users still get > >> access to this book in the U.S. under Chafee. > >> > >> I'll check with our real attorney to confirm this > as > >> a reasonable > >> policy. > >> > >> Jim > >> > >> To unsubscribe from this list send a blank Email > to > >> bksvol-discuss-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx > >> put the word 'unsubscribe' by itself in the > subject > >> line. 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