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Title:
Copyright Cataloging: Monographs, Documents, and Serials (database)
Format:
Computer file
Description:
The only information file available which contains such copyright information as author, title, copyright claimant name, and registration number. Represents cataloged registrations and relevant documents entered into the U.S. Copyright Office database since 1978. Available in MARC 21 and MARCXML formats.

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2015 Subscription: Available weekly. Approximately 710,000 records; including 650,000 new records. Includes all Copyright Serials records.

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Retrospective: 1978-2014. 26,400,000 records. File size: 17,176 MB. Avg. record length: 684 bytes.

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