5xx Introduction

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542  Information Relating to Copyright Status (R)

Input Standards

Optional/Optional
1st Indicator  Privacy
blank character No information provided
0 Private
1 Not private
2nd Indicator  Undefined
blank character Undefined
Subfields (R=Repeatable  NR=Nonrepeatable) Input Standards
ǂa Personal creator (NR) Optional/Optional
ǂb Personal creator death date (NR) Optional/Optional
ǂc Corporate creator (NR) Optional/Optional
ǂd Copyright holder (R) Required if applicable/Required if applicable
ǂe Copyright holder contact information (R) Optional/Optional
ǂf Copyright statement (R) Required if applicable/Required if applicable
ǂg Copyright date (NR) Required if applicable/Required if applicable
ǂh Copyright renewal date (R) Required if applicable/Required if applicable
ǂi Publication date (R) Optional/Optional
ǂj Creation date (NR) Optional/Optional
ǂk Publisher (R) Optional/Optional
ǂl Copyright status (NR) Optional/Optional
ǂm Publication status (NR) Required if applicable/Required if applicable
ǂn Note (NR) Optional/Optional
ǂo Research date (NR) Optional/Optional
ǂp Country of publication or creation (R) Required if applicable/Required if applicable
ǂq Supplying agency (NR) Optional/Optional
ǂr Jurisdiction of copyright assessment (NR) Required if applicable/Required if applicable
ǂs Source of information (R) Optional/Optional
ǂu Uniform Resource Identifier (R) Optional/Optional
ǂ3 Materials specified (NR) Optional/Optional

Definition

Information known about the item that may be used to determine copyright status.

Field 542 may be repeated if a non-repeatable subfield needs to be repeated (e.g., Personal creator, Research date) or if additional information is added at a later date.

Although field 540 (Terms governing use and reproduction note) may include some data about copyright information, field 542 has more detailed information and specific subfield coding that allow for manipulation of the data.

1st Indicator

Privacy. Specifies whether the contents of the field are private or not.

 
blank character

No information provided. Fields with the first indicator blank ( blank character ) will be retained in the master record, the displayed record, the exported record, the institution record, and the user's archive record.

542     ǂf Copyright 1948 SEPS ǂg 1948 ǂo 20070202
 
0

Private. Fields with the first indicator 0 will not be retained in the master record or institution records, but will be included in the exported record and the user's archive record. Note: If field 542 is coded with 1st indicator 0, the field is visible in the displayed record only during the session in which it was input.

542 0   ǂf Copyright 1895 ǂg 1895 ǂk London, Macmillan ǂl Public domain ǂo 20061201175546 ǂp GB ǂq Internet Archive, California ǂr US ǂs Evidence reported by scanner-scott-cairns for item lettersofmaththew01arnouoft; visible notice of copyright; stated date is 1895
 
1

Not private. Fields with the first indicator 1 will be retained in the master record, the displayed record, the exported record, the institution record, and the user's archive record.

542 1   Martin, Henri Jean ǂd University of Chicago Press ǂf Copyright 1994 by the University of Chicago ǂg 1994 ǂo 20071103

2nd Indicator

Undefined. The 2nd indicator position is undefined and contains a blank ( blank character ).

blank character

Undefined

Subfields

 
ǂa Personal creator

Name of the person responsible for creation of the resource. The data may or may not be in an authoritative form. Undetermined may be used if research was done but no copyright holder was found.

542 1   Martin, Henri Jean ǂd University of Chicago Press ǂf Copyright 1994 by the University of Chicago ǂg 1994 ǂo 20071103
ǂb Personal creator death date

If applicable, death date of the person responsible for the creation of the resource named in subfield ǂa (Personal creator).

542 1   Dorothy Norman ǂb 1997 ǂd University of Arizona
ǂc Corporate creator

Name of an organization responsible for creation of the resource. The data may or may not be in an authoritative form.

542     ǂc Literary Classics of the United States ǂf Chronology, Note on the Text, and Notes copyright 1983 by Literary Classics of the United States, Inc., New York, N.Y. ǂg 1983 ǂo 20070526 ǂp US ǂ3 Chronology, Note on the Text, Notes
ǂd Copyright holder

If known, the name of the copyright holder of the resource from an authoritative source of information. The data may or may not be in an authoritative form. Undetermined may be used if research was done but no copyright holder was found.

542     Burgess, Thornton W. (Illustrated by Harrison Cady) ǂd Louis W. Doherty & Third National Bank of Hampden County (E of Thornton W. Burgess) ǂg 1945 ǂh 1972 ǂp US ǂs Copyright Renewal Database
ǂe Copyright holder contact information

May be useful for further information. This may include address, e-mail, phone numbers, etc.

542 1   ǂc Duchess Foods ǂd Government of Canada ǂe Copyright Services, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ont. ǂf Copyright 1963, par la Compagnie Canadienne de l'Exposition Universelle de 1967 ǂg 1963 ǂi 1963 ǂk Duchess Foods ǂl under copyright protection through Dec. 31, 2013 ǂm published ǂn Copyright not renewable. This work will enter the public domain on Jan. 1, 2014 ǂo Nov. 2010 ǂp Canada ǂq CaQMCCA ǂr Canada ǂs Copyright Services, Library and Archives Canada
ǂf Copyright statement

Copyright statement as it is presented on the resource.

542 0   ǂf Copyright 1895 ǂg 1895 ǂk London, Macmillan ǂl Public domain ǂo 20061201175546 ǂp GB ǂq Internet Archive, California ǂr US ǂs Evidence reported by scanner-scott-cairns for item lettersofmaththew01arnouoft; visible notice of copyright; stated date is 1895
ǂg Copyright date

For items under copyright, the initial year of copyright.

542     ǂf Copyright 1948 SEPS ǂg 1948 ǂo 20070202
ǂh Copyright renewal date

The date of copyright renewal.

542     California District Courts of Appeal (J.O. Tucker, editor) ǂd Bancroft-Whitney Co. (PWH) ǂg 1944 ǂh 1972 ǂs Copyright Renewal Database
ǂi Publication date

Year of publication if it is a formally published resource.

542     Goldie, James ǂd Goldie, James ǂd Goldie, Ruth ǂf Copyright 1927 by James and Ruth Goldie ǂg 1927 ǂi 1927 ǂn Copyright not renewed ǂo 20071204 ǂq DLC ǂs US Copyright Office records
ǂj Creation date

Year of creation for an unpublished resource.

542 1   ǂc Curtis Institute of Music ǂj 1986 ǂd created with permission of Editions de L'Oiseau-Lyre ǂg 1938 ǂn photocopying prohibited
ǂk Publisher

Name and optionally place of the publisher. Undetermined may be used if research was done but no publisher is found.

542     ǂc Decca ǂd Decca ǂg 2000 ǂk undetermined ǂl undetermined ǂo 20061213 ǂr US ǂ3 Performance
ǂl Copyright status

Determined status of the item. This is recorded only if it is known with certainty. Undetermined may be used if research was done but no status is found.

542 1   undetermined ǂd undetermined ǂg 1905? ǂl undetermined ǂm undetermined ǂo 20071210 ǂq [supplying agency] ǂr US
ǂm Publication status

Whether the item is published or unpublished, using the definition of published in copyright law of the jurisdiction, or that in the Berne Convention's specifications if other definitions are not available. Undetermined may be used if research was done but no status is found.

542 1   undetermined ǂd undetermined ǂg 1905? ǂl undetermined ǂm undetermined ǂo 20071210 ǂr US
ǂn Note

Any additional information about copyright.

542     Goldie, James ǂb 1945 ǂd Goldie, James ǂd Goldie, Ruth ǂf Copyright 1927 by James and Ruth Goldie ǂg 1927 ǂi 1927 ǂn Copyright not renewed
ǂo Research date

Date that the copyright data was determined based on research. A structured form of date is recommended.

542 1   ǂc Warner Bros. Pictures, Inc. ǂd undetermined ǂf Copyright: Warner Bros. Pictures, Inc.; 23Dec37;LP7892 ǂg 1937 ǂl undetermined ǂo 20071129 ǂr US
ǂp Country of publication or creation

Country in which the resource was published or, in the case of unpublished materials, the country in which the resource was created.

542 1   ǂf Copyright 1895 ǂg 1895 ǂk London, Macmillan ǂl Public domain ǂo 20061201175546 ǂp GB ǂq Internet Archive, California ǂs Evidence reported by scanner-scott-cairns for item lettersofmaththew01arnouoft; visible notice of copyright; stated date is 1895
ǂq Supplying agency

Code or name of agency supplying the information.

542 1   ǂf Copyright 1895 ǂg 1895 ǂk London, Macmillan ǂl Public domain ǂo 20061201175546 ǂp GB ǂq Internet Archive, California ǂr US ǂs Evidence reported by scanner-scott-cairns for item lettersofmaththew01arnouoft; visible notice of copyright; stated date is 1895
ǂr Jurisdiction of copyright assessment

Jurisdiction within which the copyright status assessment is being made. The law of the country within which the resource is used is the relevant one for copyright purposes. It is within the context of this information that a copyright status may be determined. The subfield is used only if a copyright status is recorded in subfield ǂl.

542 1   ǂd Xanterra Parks & Resorts ǂg 1978 ǂi 1979 ǂl under copyright until 2074 ǂm published ǂn Xanterra is the successor-in-interest to Fred Harvey (firm) at Grand Canyon National Park ǂo 20130703 ǂp US ǂr US ǂs item in hand, agency records
ǂs Source of information

Source of the copyright information, whether from the piece or from other sources.

542     California District Courts of Appeal (J.O. Tucker, editor) ǂd Bancroft-Whitney Co. (PWH) ǂg 1944 ǂh 1972 ǂs Copyright Renewal Database
ǂu Uniform Resource Identifier

For information about subfield ǂu, see Control Subfields. The data may be a more detailed statement about information relating to copyright status.

542 1   ǂf This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license ǂu http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/
ǂ3 Materials specified

For information about subfield ǂ3, see Control Subfields.

542     ǂ3 Costume image: ǂf ©Natalia Goncharova/ADAGP. Licensed by Viscopy

This page last revised: July 28, 2016