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These elements will become valid for distribution no earlier than June 2006.

In order to expand the use of non-Latin scripts used in serial bibliographic records, the MDS-Serials (CONSER) file will now include records containing Hebrew, Greek, and Cyrillic scripts (Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and Arabic scripts are already distributed as part of MDS-Serials).

Sample records containing the new scripts have already been distributed as test records:

LCCN 2006263016 -- Cyrillic

LCCN 2006222495 -- Hebrew

LCCN 2006205713 -- Greek

Any questions regarding the data content of these records can be directed to:

Cataloging Policy and Support Office
email: cpso@loc.gov

or

John Levy
Serial Record Division
Library of Congress
Washington, DC 20540-4160
email: jlev@loc.gov
telephone: (202) 707-6325

May 31, 2006