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Title:
Name Authorities (database)
Format:
Computer file
Description:
MARC records for personal, corporate, conference, and geographical name headings, uniform titles, and series established by LC and cooperating libraries under the National Coordinated Cataloging Operations (NACO) program. Available in MARC 21 and MARCXML formats.

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