Thursday, September 13, 2007

New Copyright Office Records Search

The Copyright Office has rolled out its new records search system. On first blush it's light years ahead of the clunky previous system, particularly in that the searchable fields are fairly extensive, and it allows for Boolean searching. The results page is far easier to comprehend as well. The downside is that no records prior to 1978 are available electronically, which seems odd as I'm fairly certain there were plenty of pre-1978 records available via the old search.

Overall, though, definitely a step up.



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