Abbreviations

The following is a list of commonly used abbreviations and codes that appear in the catalog record:

a, (A)author(s)
a.a.d. foraccepted alternative designation for
a.a.d.o.accepted alternative designation of
a.d.o.alternative designation of
a.k.a.also known as
acc.accompaniment
Ad. Int.ad interim
Adm.c.t.a.administrator(s) or administratrix cum testamento annexo
Adm.d.b.n.c.t.a.Administrator(s) or administratrix de bonis non cum testamento annexo
ADTI Renewals: additional title(s)
anon.anonymous
APAU Name(s) of author(s) on application if different from copy
appl.application
Appl. authorauthor, according to the application for registration
Appl. cl.claimant, according to the application for registration
Appl. ti.title, according to the application for registration
APTI Title(s) on application if difference from copy
arr.arrange, arranged by, arrangement, arrangement by
Bbass
b&wblack and white (on motion picture and film strip registrations)
bar.baritone
bk.book
cclaimant
(C)child (or children) of the author(s)
ca.circa
CAST Motion pictures: major cast members
CFCT Copyright facts relating to all issues of the serial
(Application author, application title, new matter, etc.)
chap.chapter(s)
CLNA Name of claimant(s). If claimant name is preceded by “ac”, this indicates the claimant is also the author
col.color
comp.compiler, compiled, compilation
CONT Group renewals and contributions: contributions
corr.corrected
corres.correspondence
COTI Sound recordings : contents titles
CRED Motion pictures: credits (director, producer, etc.)
d.b.a.doing business as
DFCX Mask works: date of first commercial exploitation
DCRE Date of creation (fixation) according to the application
DPUB Date of publication according to application
DREG Effective date of registration
(E)executor(s) or executrix
ECIF Essential computer information field (machine coding for internal Copyright Office use.)
ed.edition, editor
EDST Edition statement
EDTE Date(s)
engr.engraved
enl.enlarged
Esq.Esquire
FATF Facts after the title field (additional information related to the serial title including other title information, authors, and edition statements)
f.b.o.for benefit of
for.foreign
fr.frames
front.frontispiece
ft.feet
HLDG Holdings (issue information including claimant name and facts of registration)
illus.illustration(s)
IMPR Imprint information (place of publication; publishers; date of publication or copyright)
INAN “In”-analytical (title of the larger work in which the copyrighted work appears)
INND Date in copyright notice if different from application
INNN Name in copyright notice if different from application
ISBN International Standard Book Number
ISSN International Standard Serial Number
k.a.known as
l.leaf, leaves
LINM Limitation(s) on claim, New Matter in claim
LPLimited Partnership
m.music, music by
MATH Maps: mathematical data (scale, projection)
min.minute(s) (on motion picture registration)
MISC Miscellaneous information
mm.millimeter(s) (on motion picture registrations´┐Żshould be spelled out)
ms., mss.manuscript(s)
NANational Association
n.d.p. nom de plume
new ser.new series
(NK) next of kin of the deceased author
NM new matter
no.number(s)
NOTE Notes describing the deposit copy (Registration)
NOTE First title and information regarding document as a whole (Recordation)
n.p.no place of publication
NT&SA National Trust and Savings Association
o.b.o.on behalf of
OCLS Renewals: old class code
ODAT Renewals: original date of publication
op.opus
p, (p)page(s)
(P)proprietor of copyright
(PCB)proprietor of a work copyrighted by a corporate body otherwise than as assignee or licensee of the individual author
(PCW)proprietor of the composite work
p.f.pianoforte
PHYS Physical description of the deposit copy
p.k.a.professionally known as
photo(s)photograph(s)
port(s)portrait(s)
(PPW) proprietor of the posthumous work
pref.preface
prelim.preliminary
prev.previously
PREV Information on previously registered related works
prev. pub.previously published
print.printing
priv. printprivately printed
pseud.pseudonym
pt.part(s)
pub(1) published, publishing, (spelled out except when it is a part of the registration number)
(PWH) proprietor of copyright in a work made for hire
RDTE Date of recordation in the Copyright Office
reg.registered, registration
res.no.reservation number (books entered for copyright reservation under the act of March 3, 1905)
rev.revised
rev. ed.revised edition
sd.sound (on motion picture regs.)
ser.series
SEST Series title(s)
si.silent (on motion picture regs)
SREG Registration being supplemented
suppl.supplement
Ttenor
t.a.trading as
ti.title
TITL Title; other title information; authorship if not indicated in CLNA or APAU
t.p.title page
tr.translator, translated, translation
u.a.d.under the assignment date
unacc.unaccompanied
unpub.unpublished (spelled out except when it is part of the registration number)
UTA DTDunder trust agreement dated
v., vol.volume(s)
(w)widow of the author
wwords, words by
w & mwords and music, words and music by
(Wr) widower of the author
XREF Cross reference (s) for and to personal and corporate names
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