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These electronic services are your source for MARC records, delivered via FTP (File Transfer Protocol). MDS offers cataloging records for materials in hundreds of languages, form Arabic to Yiddish, along with such other non-roman alphabet languages as Chinese, Hebrew, Japanese, and Korean available in original scripts. MDS provides national level cataloging for almost all English-language imprints. Each service is available as a current-year (January-December) subscription or a retrospective file.

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