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1511.8 (A) Literary Monographs

 

1511.8 (A) Literary Monographs

 

As a general rule, a party may satisfy the mandatory deposit requirement for a literary monograph by submitting one complete copy of the best edition of the work. 37 C.F.R. § 202.19 (D) (2)(ix).

 

NOTE: This rule does not apply to serials, which are defined as works “issued or intended to be issued in successive parts bearing numerical or chronological designations and intended to be continued indefinitely.” 37 C.F.R. § 202.3 (B) (1)(v). Likewise, it does not apply to legal publications, which are defined as works that contain legislative enactments, judicial decisions, or other edicts of government. 37 C.F.R. §

 

202.19 (B) (5). To satisfy the mandatory deposit requirement for a legal publication, a party must submit two complete copies of the best edition. For information concerning the mandatory deposit requirements for serials, see Section 1511.8 (B).

 

In some cases, the Library of Congress may need two copies of a literary monograph, particularly if there is high demand for the work from Congress, the Congressional Research Service, the Supreme Court, or the general public. If so, the Library may demand an additional copy under Section 407 (D) of the Copyright Act. See id.

 

For example, the Library generally needs two copies of any reference work published in the United States, such as a dictionary, encyclopedia, gazetteer, bibliography, or almanac. Likewise, it generally needs two copies of any literary monograph published in the United States that focuses on the following subjects:

 

• U.S. history (including works bearing Library of Congress Cataloging in Publication (“CIP”) subject headings for “U.S. history,” “U.S. local history,” “genealogy,” “heraldry,” or a Library of Congress classification containing the letters CR, CS, E, or F below 1000).

 

• Commerce or finance (including works bearing Library of Congress CIP subject headings for “commerce,” “finance,” “public finance,” or a Library of Congress classification containing the letters HF, HG, or HJ).

 

• Political institutions and public administration (including works bearing Library of Congress CIP subject headings for “political institutions and public administration (North America or United States),” or a Library of Congress classification containing the letters JJ or JK).

 

• Libraries or information science (including works bearing Library of Congress CIP subject headings for “libraries,” “books,” “information resources,” “bibliographies,” or a Library of Congress classification containing the letter Z).

 

See Simplifying Deposit Requirements for Certain Literary Works and Musical Compositions, 82 Fed. Reg. 38,859, 38,861 & nn. 10-13 (Aug. 16, 2017).