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The Library of Congress > Cataloging, Acquisitions > PCC > BIBCO > BIBCO Application/Information Form

The two categories of BIBCO membership are Institution and Funnel. For a description of the levels and requirements of membership, see Joining the BIBCO Program.

Before filling out the application, interested applicants should contact the BIBCO Coordinator to discuss the process, benefits of membership, and appropriate membership level. Preliminary inquiries can be made by emailing

Institution applicant: please complete all sections of this application.

Funnel applicant: please fill in questions 6 through 14, and 17 "BIBCO contact" below. Additional information may be required after initial application review.

Provide MARC 21 codes and names of other campus libraries/units that will also contribute BIBCO records if different from above:

(if different from MARC id.)

Please provide the name of the funnel, if known

(Institution level membership requires a minimum contribution of 100 records a year:

8. Please provide an estimate of type, formats, and languages to be contributed:


9. Which is the primary bibliographic utility to which contributions will be made available for use by PCC and other libraries:


10. Does your institution also load records to another utility:

11. Does your institution have the capability to export and import MARC bibliographic records to or from the local system via FTP:


13. Proposed dates of training by order of preferrence:

15. Library Director

16. Administrator

(i.e., Head of Tech. Svcs., or Head of Cataloging)

17. BIBCO contact

(person responsible for day-to-day operation of BIBCO cataloging, funnel coordination, training, etc.)