The library community has been urging Congress not to derail the Copyright Office (CO)’s ongoing IT modernization by relocating it now or in the future. Rights holders, on the other hand, have been lobbying hard for CO independence. Some of them argue that the CO should become independent of the Library of Congress (LC) because the CO’s technology needs, rights holders suggest, are inherently different. In fact, both seem to have similar needs: record management, searchable databases, archiving, online transactions, security, storage availability and data integrity, to name a few.
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Source: Planet Code4Lib