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Copyright Information in GPO Bibliographic Records – Deadline for Feedback Extended

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In May, GPO announced a plan to implement Depository Library Council (DLC) Recommendation No. 1 (Fall 2017) of providing copyright information in the bibliographic records created by GPO in support of the Federal Depository Library Program and the Cataloging and Indexing Program, as mandated by Title 44 of the U.S. Code. GPO would like your feedback on this plan, and we have extended the deadline for comments to August 24, 2018.

GPO intends to add a general copyright statement in the MARC 542 field, Information Relating to Copyright Status in Bibliographic Records, which will read:

‘Works of the U.S. Government are not subject to copyright protection pursuant to 17 U.S.C. § 105. This work may contain copyrighted material used with permission of the copyright owner. Learn more at the CGP’s About page.’

A screenshot of a test record and the text of the additional copyright and use information are provided here.

We hope to submit the final recommendation to the DLC by Sept. 1 and make the final decision when the general statement will be added to Catalog of U.S. Government Publications records.

Please send your comments to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by Aug. 24.

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