The Library of Congress "Copyright Digitization and Public Access" project.
A fantastic undertaking discussed here: http://blogs.loc.gov/copyrightdigitization/2011/12/who-owns-the-copyright-for-that-book-song-or-photo-you-want-to-use-making-pre-1978-copyright-office-records-more-accessible/
"Welcome to the blog for the Copyright Digitization and Public Access project, a long term effort to convert non-digital records of copyright ownership and transfers and assignment of rights and to make them widely available online via the web."
Offer your thoughts if you want to influence the project:
"The number of non-digital Copyright records (70 million) and the constraints on funding make the digitization of copyright records a long-term project. But that doesn’t mean we can’t make some records available sooner rather than later. We’re looking at several strategies and are eager for your feedback and ideas."
Sorry if this has already been posted elsewhere on the site.