Wednesday, June 25, 2008

New Database on Copyrights

Check out the Google Book Search blog here.

According to Publishers Marketplace:
Google Book Search has taken databases of pre-1978 copyright renewal records compiled by Carnegie Mellon's Universal Library Project and digitized by Project Gutenberg and the Distributed Proofreaders and combined them into a downloadable XML file.

Google Book Search offers a link to the XML file, which Google is making available for free. You can use the file to check on the copyright of a book you are interested in or wish to quote.

1 comment:

Sandra Ferguson said...

Great tip, thanks. I've bookmarked it for future use. And its certainly good to know how long a book can actually be held in copyright -- I didn't have any idea.