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A Brief History of the ECIP Cataloging Partnership Program at the Library of Congress

The Cataloging in Publication Program (CIP) was established by the Library of Congress in 1971. The next year, the program entered into a cooperative arrangement with the National Library of Medicine whereby couriers delivered paper galleys and brought back completed cataloging data.  With the introduction of the Electronic CIP Program (ECIP) in 1999, more wide-spread partnerships became a possibility.  This led to the development of the ECIP Cataloging Partnership Program.  By steady expansion over the years, the program currently includes twenty-eight BIBCO libraries throughout the nation.  The cataloging focus of the members represents various models, including works falling within specific subject areas, works published by an affiliated university or institution press, and works issued by other selected publishers.  The following timeline provides a brief history of the program.

DATE HISTORY MODEL SCOPE
1971 Cataloging in Publication (CIP) Program established at the Library of Congress.
Originally all items submitted as paper galleys.
   
1972 National Library of Medicine (NLM)
Cooperative effort between CIP and NLM arranged in which NLM assigns its subject headings and class numbers.
subject area biomedical
1984 Revision of arrangement whereby NLM performs complete cataloging, including descriptive, for medical CIPs, with LC adding its subject headings and class numbers.     
1999 Introduction of Electronic Cataloging in Publication (ECIP) within the Library of Congress.     
2000 NLM became the first institution outside the Library of Congress to use ECIP    
2003 Bibliographic Access Divisions Strategic Plan FY 2003-2008:  On the basis of Electronic CIP, the CIP Division was tasked with exploring the possibility of a decentralized CIP pilot program in which institutions other than the Library of Congess would perform cataloging for certain CIP materials. 

Program Requirements:
  1. the partner library participates as a BIBCO/NACO member in the Program for Cooperative Cataloging (PCC); and
  2. the partner library is associated with a publisher (e.g., university press) that is an ECIP participant or has a specific subject focus. 
   
2005 Cornell University university press all subjects
  In 2010, expanded coverage to include:  subject area Southeast Asian studies
  Northwestern University university press  all subjects
  In 2010, expanded coverage to include: subject area African studies
2006 National Agricultural Library (NAL) subject area technical agriculture
2007 University of Wisconsin-Madison university press all subjects
  In 2011, expanded coverage to include: other selected publisher ASM Press (American Society for Microbiology)
2008 Brigham Young subject area all Mormon publishers
  Later, expanded coverage to include: subject area  Mormonism from other publishers
  Stanford University university press all subjects
  In 2011, expanded coverage to include: other selected publishers Hoover Institution Press
  Texas A&M University university press all subjects
  Later, expanded coverage to include: other selected publishers several Texas publishers
  Duke University university press all subjects
  University of Chicago university press all subjects
  In 2011, expanded coverage to include: subject areas music (selected publishers), classics, Pakistan, Russia
2009 Ohio State University university press all subjects
  In 2013, expanded coverage to include: subject areas linguistics, physics
  University of Hawaii-Manoa university press all subjects
2010 University of Pennsylvania university press  all subjects
2011 Queens Borough Public Library subject area/other selected publishers juvenile fiction
  Frick Art Reference Library institution press art
  University of Florida, Gainesville university press all subjects
  Getty Research Institute institution press art
2012 Pennsylvania State University university press all subjects
  In 2013, expanded coverage to include: subject areas astronomy, geology, meteorology
2014 University of California, San Diego university press all subjects
  Georgetown University university press all subjects
  Arizona State University university press all subjects
  University of Texas, Austin university press all subjects
  New York Law Library university press law
2015 ProQuest select publishers all subjects
  University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill university press all subjects
  In 2016, expanded coverage to include: subject area history of the south
  Harvard University university press all subjects
  Douglas County Libraries select publishers all subjects
  University of Colorado, Boulder select publishers all subjects