Copyright dates updating dating and credit scores
As market forces (among other influences) lead more publishers to try to lengthen the shelf life of their books by fudging on the publishing/copyright date, the appearance of "new" year copyrights moves earlier and earlier.
When I started at QBI in 1992, August was usually the month we started seeing copyrights dates for the next year.
Updating the copyright year on your website may not be a legal requirement, but it's smart marketing. Showing the year is especially important if you have a site without dates on its content.
You can automatically refresh the copyright year by inserting a simple Java Script or php script (see below) into your website's html code.
These posts were not bouncing around, going from 200 visits to 800 visits each week. The blue line and corresponding number highlights the weekly average for each post, which we will compare to the graph below. It took me about 15 minutes to update all of the publishing dates for the blog posts. I began collecting traffic data again on April 26th, giving Google a week to crawl and process the changes. This graph shows the average organic traffic that each post received for the first four full weeks (April 26 through May 23) after republishing.
(quote source) In one of my past projects, we once got such kind of requirement.
Entering either script won't change the year in the Design view of your html editor.
To see the results of entering your script, upload the edited web page to your web server, then go to your browser and reload the page. Copy and paste it wherever you want the current year to appear: And here's the php script: Yes, the php script is simpler, but it may not work just yet. It's actually a good thing, because then you'll be able to run other php scripts on your site, which can be extremely useful.
As far as librarians are concerned, publication date is the important date.
It used to be that most books carried a publication date at or near the bottom of the title page.
A copyright date is used in cataloging only when no publication date is on the book.