In the Department of Very Cool News:
From a Stanford University press release today:
An online database that enables people to search copyright-renewal records for books published in the United States between 1923 and 1963 has been launched by Stanford University Libraries and Academic Information Resources (SULAIR).
SULAIR developed the Copyright Renewal Database, dubbed the “Copyright Determinator,” with a grant from the Hewlett Foundation. The effort built on Project Gutenberg’s transcriptions of the Catalog of Copyright Entries, which was published by the U.S. Copyright Office. (Project Gutenbergâ€”http://www.gutenberg.org/â€”;produces free electronic books.)
Link to the full press release:Â http://news-service.stanford.edu/news/2007/april4/copy-040407.html
Link to the Copyright Renewal Database:Â http://collections.stanford.edu/copyrightrenewals/bin/page?forward=home