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The Cataloging Distribution Service (CDS) occasionally receives requests for permission to translate various cataloging publications. While CDS is committed to making its cataloging standards and other professional materials available to the international community, it is very important that the Library of Congress coordinate translation efforts in the interest of providing consistent technical support.

If you are interested in translating or distributing the translation of a CDS or CLW product please download the translation agreement form (directly below) and fill it out completely. Sign the agreement and return all pages to CDS either by email attachment, fax or mail as instructed in the form. CDS will respond to your request and provide instructions on how to proceed.

Translation Agreement Word document (DOC 46 KB)
Translation Agreement PDF document (PDF 44 KB)

Please email Barbara Tillett ([email protected]) to request additional information.