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Cataloging in Publication Program

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A Cataloging in Publication record (aka CIP data) is a bibliographic record prepared by the Library of Congress for a book that has not yet been published. When the book is published, the publisher includes the CIP data on the copyright page thereby facilitating book processing for libraries and book dealers.  Learn more about the program

Electronic CIP

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Technical Information

Tips on using Electronic CIP, including the CIP Publishers Manual.

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Preassigned Control Number Program

The Library of Congress to assign control numbers in advance of publication to those titles that may be added to the Library's collections.

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