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Re: Copyright in Bibliographic records?

Interesting question...bibliographic records consist of facts yes?  (facts
about the item being cataloged).. Facts are not copyrightable.  Only their
expression is copyrightable.  I suspect that the amount of original
expression in a cataloging record is fairly minimal.  If you were to do
this wholesale, I would cretainly consult legal counsel, but I'm farily
certain that copyright laws are not being violated if you copy
bibliographic records. 

Lisa A. Eichholtz
Reference Librarian
Medical University of South Carolina
Charleston, SC  29407
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