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Cataloging Distribution Service

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Computer Files (database)
Computer file
A subset of MDS--Complete and also available separately

Cataloging records for machine-readable data files and computer software. Both CIP and full-level cataloging records are included. Of particular interest to librarians working with collection development, ordering, and cataloging of computer software. Available in MARC 21 and MARCXML formats.

Note: Records for serial computer files are included in MDS--Serials.

Check the latest Technical Notices for MDS services.

2015 Subscription: Available weekly. Approximately 200 records; including 21 new records.

2015 Price: $960

Retrospective: 1990-2014. 10,850 records. File size: 14 MB. Avg. record length: 1,331 bytes.

2015 Price: $670

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.

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