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Books All (database)
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A subset service of MDS--Complete and also available separately.

The Library of Congress's entire MARC database for book cataloging. Features catalog records for monographs written in nearly all the world's languages and published anywhere. Includes Cataloging in Publication (CIP) records and minimal level cataloging records.
Includes a subset of the older REMARC records known as the "OCLC Replacement Records" (see for a fuller description of these records).

Records include materials in the following languages (with the beginning dates indicated):

* 1968: English
* 1973: French
* 1975: German, Portuguese, Spanish
* 1976-1977: All remaining records for languages written in roman alphabets
* 1979: Romanized South Asian languages and Cyrillic alphabet languages
* 1980: Romanized Greek
* 1983-1985: Romanized Chinese, Japanese, Korean
* 1983-1989: Romanized Hebrew, Yiddish
* 1983-1990 Romanized Arabic and Persian

Check the latest Technical Notices for MDS services.

2018 Subscription: Available weekly. Books All includes all records contained in the Books English and Books U.S. services. Approximately 558,000 records; including 190,000 new records. Available in MARC 21 and MARCXML formats.

2018 Price (with Weekly Books All): $13,925
2018 Price (with Daily Books All): $16,675

Retrospective: 1968-2014. 10,662,000 records. File size: 9,262 MB. Avg. record length: 917 bytes.

2018 price: $20,430

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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