- Copyright Cataloging: Monographs, Documents, and Serials (database)
- Computer file
- The only information file available which contains such copyright information as author, title, copyright claimant name, and registration number. Represents cataloged registrations and relevant documents entered into the U.S. Copyright Office database since 1978. Available in MARC 21 and MARCXML formats.
Documentation Provided with This MDS Service:
Library of Congress Copyright Distribution Format
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2013 Subscription: Available weekly. Approximately 700,000 records; including 675,000 new records. Includes all Copyright Serials records.
2013 Price: $28,700
Retrospective: 1978-2012. 25,112,000 records. File size: 17,277 MB. Avg. record length: 688 bytes.
2013 Price: $50,225
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.