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Cataloging in Publication Program

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What is Eligible for the CIP Program?

  • The CIP Program limits eligibility to titles that are most likely to be widely acquired by the nation's libraries.
  • These titles must be forthcoming monographs that include a U.S. place of publication on the title page.
  • They must also be published by a U.S.publisher that maintains editorial and production offices in a U.S. city with a staff capable of answering substantive bibliographic questions that may arise during the cataloging process.
  • Within these general guidelines, there are a number of categories of material that are ineligible for the CIP Program.