ADMINISTRATIVE DEVELOPMENTS

LIBRARY OF CONGRESS. COPYRIGHT OFFICE
Copyright Digitization: Moving Right Along! 24.9 million cards out of the estimated 40 million in the Copyright Card Catalog have been digitized, quality checked and image files placed in secure Library storage. By Sep- tember 30, it is expected that 30 million cards will have been completed. In addition to the cards, all 667 volumes of the published Catalog of Copy- right Entries from 1891 to 1978 have been digitized and are available on- line at the Internet Archive: http://www.archive.org/details/copyright records.

LIBRARY OF CONGRESS. COPYRIGHT OFFICE
Copyright Office Seeks Comments on Technological Upgrades to Regis- tration and Recordation Functions. The Copyright Office is in the process of identifying and evaluating potential improvements and technical en- hancements to the information technology platforms that support its regis- tration and recordation functions. The Office seeks comments on how stakeholders use the current online system for registering claims to copy- right and recording documents and how this system meets user expecta- tions. In addition, the Office wants to know how stakeholders would like to interact with the Office electronically in the future, that is, what online services the stakeholders would like to have. A comment form is posted on the Copyright Office Web site at http://www.copyright.gov/docs/techni- cal_upgrades. Comments were due on May 21, 2013.

LIBRARY OF CONGRESS. COPYRIGHT OFFICE
Register of Copyrights Testifies. Maria A. Pallante, Register of Copyrights and Director of the U.S. Copyright Office, testified on March 20 before the Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet of the House Committee on the Judiciary. Additional information about the hearing and the Register’s written testimony, “The Register’s Call for Up- dates to U.S. Copyright Law,” are available from the Subcommittee and the Copyright Office Web site.