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Complete Service (database)
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The Library of Congress's entire bibliographic resource conveniently packaged! The Complete Service gives you all of the MARC records contained in the Books All (including Books English and Books U.S.), Maps, Music, Serials, Visual Materials, and Computer Files services. Records are available as separate files. All components of the Complete Service are also available as separate services, as described below. Available in MARC 21 format and MARCXML.

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2018 Subscription: Books, serials, computer files, maps, music, and visual materials available weekly. Approximately 712,000 records; including 238,000 new records.

2018 Price (with Weekly Books All): $19,155

2018 Price (with Daily Books All): $21,905

Retrospective: 1968-2014. 13,688,500 records. File size: 12,092 MB. Avg. record length: 991 bytes.

2018 price: $27,750

Introduction to MARC Distribution Services (data set)

Library of Congress cataloging records are available via FTP (File Transfer Protocol) delivery. Records are for materials in hundreds of languages, including non-roman alphabets in original scripts. MDS provides national level cataloging for almost all English-language imprints.

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