Copyright Office Announces Modernization Webinar on the Historical Public Records Program

Issue No. 912 - August 10, 2021

The Copyright Office will host its next public modernization webinar on August 31, 2021, from noon to 1:00 p.m. eastern time.

As part of its modernization efforts, the Copyright Office is digitizing print and microfilm records to make available its numerous historical public records, including its card catalog, record books, and the Catalog of Copyright Entries. The long-term goal is to make these digitized historical public records available in a centralized manner via a modernized interface. During the webinar, Office staff will outline the strategies and goals of the Historical Public Records Program. They will also provide an update on current projects to digitize the record books and create searchable metadata for the card catalog and outline the next steps for these projects.

Participants must register for this Copyright Office webinar. The Copyright Office launched its modernization webinar series on January 31, 2019. View past webinars and presentation slides on The Office will continue to hold additional webinars every other month during modernization to keep the public informed about and involved in the modernization process. Future webinar dates and topics will be announced through NewsNet.