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Name Authorities (database)
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MARC records for personal, corporate, conference, and geographical name headings, uniform titles, and series established by LC and cooperating libraries under the National Coordinated Cataloging Operations (NACO) program. Available in MARC 21 and MARCXML formats.

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2018 Subscription: Available weekly. Approximately 545,500 records; including 301,000 new records.

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Retrospective: 1977-2014. 9,771,000 records. File size: 4,781 MB. Avg. record length: 539 bytes.

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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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