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Cataloging Distribution Service

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Computer Files (database)
Computer file
A subset of MDS--Complete and also available separately

Cataloging records for machine-readable data files and computer software. Both CIP and full-level cataloging records are included. Of particular interest to librarians working with collection development, ordering, and cataloging of computer software. Available in MARC 21 and MARCXML formats.

Note: Records for serial computer files are included in MDS--Serials.

Check the latest Technical Notices for MDS services.

2018 Subscription: Available weekly. Approximately 200 records; including 21 new records.

2018 Price: $960

Retrospective: 1990-2014. 10,850 records. File size: 14 MB. Avg. record length: 1,331 bytes.

2018 Price: $670

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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