Contact: Guy Lamolinara (202) 707-9217

December 28, 2000

Library of Congress Classification Schedules Available Online During Pilot Test

Library of Congress Classification schedules will be available online as a pilot project by the Library's Cataloging Distribution Service (CDS) from Jan. 8 to March 31, 2001. Developed by Cactus Software Inc., Classification Web will be accessible on the CDS Web site at www.loc.gov/cds.

"Classification Web provides instant access to Library classification data wherever a user has a Web connection," said CDS Chief Peter Young. "Pending the results of the pilot, Classification Web may be offered as a subscription service."

Classification Web speeds the process of verifying and assigning Library of Congress classification numbers to library materials. It allows the user to view a full-text class schedule display of the data and hypertext links within and between classes and subclasses. Search and navigation tools enable the user to perform key word and phrase searches across all classes, or narrow a search to a single subclass or caption. Along with automatic calculation of table numbers, MARC classification records, personal notes and related Library of Congress Subject Headings are accessible online.

CDS publishes the Library's cataloging publications for the library community. For additional information about the pilot test, visit the CDS Web site or contact: Library of Congress, Cataloging Distribution Service, Customer Services Section, 101 Independence Avenue, S.E., Washington, DC 20541-4912. Telephone: 1-800-255-3666 (toll-free in U.S.), outside U.S.: (202) 707-6100. Fax: (202) 707-1334. E-mail: cdsinfo@loc.gov

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PR 00-199
12/28/00
ISSN 0731-3527

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