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ALCTS Webinar: Authority Records and Copyright Determination<> (New Event)
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Event date: Wednesday, November 19, 2014: 1:00 - 2:00pm (Central Time)
By: Jane Rosario

Apologies in advance for multiple postings.

ALCTS Webinar: Authority Records and Copyright Determination

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Sessions begin at 11 am Pacific | 12 Mountain | 1 pm Central | 2 pm Eastern and last about an hour.

What do Pride and Prejudice, Sherlock Holmes, British Insects and How to Identify Them,<;view=1up;seq=11> and Sixty Years a Bookman<$b128242;view=1up;seq=9> have in common? These books are all in the public domain, like many others collected on our library shelves. What information does it take to know if they are in the public domain, and where do enhanced authority records fit into this? Virtually all copyright terms around the world are based on some variation of the formula:

author’s life + years = copyright term

To calculate when a book enters the public domain, it is important to know the death date for the author.

For the past five years the IMLS-funded Copyright Review Management System (CRMS), based at the University of Michigan Library, identified public domain works one copyright determination at a time. As part of CRMS, we started to identify author death dates that were not already in authority records. We began depositing our discoveries of author death dates in NACO authority records as a pilot project in 2013 to enhance the data that has been so helpful to CRMS.

In this webinar we present our copyright-centric view of authority records and the impact you can make by simply adding an author death date. We will show you how NACO-trained catalogers improve authority records by including death date information that will be of value to a copyright review. We will also outline how cataloging practice relates to bibliographic copyright determination, including examples like federal documents, publication date range, and associated country.

Learning Outcomes

Webinar attendees will learn:

·         how authority record data--including death dates, nationality, and publication dates--support copyright determination

·         why enhancing NACO authority records can help

·         awareness of the gap between legal definitions and cataloging practice

·         the impact enhanced authority records can have in the identification of public domain works

Who Should Attend?

The webinar is aimed at catalogers interested in learning the copyright implications of the data they put in catalog authority records, those engaged in rights issues, and HathiTrust partners who will learn from our copyright review activities.

Course Level & Prerequisites

beginner to intermediate level; no prerequisites


Matt Carruthers is a NACO-trained cataloger and metadata projects librarian at the University of Michigan, where he creates and transforms metadata in support of library and university projects. He has experience with name authority metadata in both bibliographic and archival contexts, utilizing MARC and EAC-CPF, and he was a team member of the Remixing Archival Metadata Project (RAMP).

Kristina Eden is copyright instruction librarian for the University of Michigan Copyright Office. She leads the training team for the Copyright Review Management System,<> a series of three IMLS National Leadership Grant projects based at the University of Michigan which have collectively identified more than 239,000 public domain works. She helped initiate the pilot project to send author death dates found during the course of copyright review to NACO certified catalogers for updating authority records.


ALCTS Member (individual) . . . $43

Nonmember (individual) . . . $59

International (individual) . . . $43


(Applies to a group of people who will watch the webinar together from one access point.)

Member group . . . $99

Nonmember group . . . $129

All webinars are recorded and the one-time fee includes unlimited access to the webinar recording. All registered attendees will receive the link to the recorded session, so if you are unable to attend the webinar at the time it is presented, you will have the opportunity to listen to the recording at your convenience.

How to Register

To register, complete the online registration form<> or register by mail<> for the session you would like to attend.


For questions about registration, contact ALA Registration by calling 1-800-545-2433 and press 5 or email [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>. For all other questions or comments related to the webinars, contact Julie Reese, ALCTS Events Manager, at 1-800-545-2433, ext. 5034 or [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>.

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