- Complete Service (database)
- Computer file
- The Library of Congress's entire bibliographic resource conveniently packaged! The Complete Service gives you all of the MARC records contained in the Books All (including Books English and Books U.S.), Maps, Music, Serials, Visual Materials, and Computer Files services. Records are available as separate files. All components of the Complete Service are also available as separate services, as described below. Available in MARC 21 format and MARCXML.
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2014 Subscription: Books, serials, computer files, maps, music, and visual materials available weekly. Approximately 1,500,000 records; including 287,000 new records.
2014 Price (with Weekly Books All): $19,155
2014 Price (with Daily Books All): $21,905
Retrospective: 1968-2013. 12,470,000 records. File size: 12,092 MB. Avg. record length: 991 bytes.
2014 price: $27,750
Introduction to MARC Distribution Services (databases)
Library of Congress cataloging records are available via FTP (File Transfer Protocol) delivery. Records are for materials in hundreds of languages, including non-roman alphabets in original scripts. MDS provides national level cataloging for almost all English-language imprints.