- Books English (database)
- Computer file
- A subset service of MDS--Complete and MDS--Books All and also available separately
MARC records for monographs published in the English language anywhere in the world and cataloged by the Library of Congress. Available in MARC 21 and MARCXML formats.
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2015 Subscription: Available weekly. Approximately 500,000 records; including 115,000 new records.
2015 price: $9,600
Retrospective: 1968-2014. 5,163,000 records. File size: 4,780 MB. Avg. record length: 917 bytes.
2015 price: $12,325
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.