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CIP Cover Art

Do you have cover art available for your CIP titles? If so, please consider sharing it with the Library of Congress. The Library accepts book cover images that conform to standards set within the Book Industry Study Group Best Practices Document (http://www.bisg.org/docs/Best_Practices_Document.pdf) External Link [PDF: 1.1 MB]. Within the Best Practices, details can be found in the section for BISAC Core Metadata Element 31, entitled “Digital Image of Product.” If you are uncertain that your cover images can meet these requirements, please contact Rashmi Singhal (rsin@loc.gov) for help or to request acceptance of images that might not meet these requirements. If you submit cover art and it changes prior to publication of the title, please resubmit. The Library of Congress is making cover art available to readers in its Online Public Access Catalog and appreciates publishers’ support.