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Serials (database)
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A subset of MDS--Complete and also available separately.

MARC 21 records for CONSER serials either cataloged or processed by LC or by CONSER (Cooperative Online Serials Program) participants. Also includes records with ISSN assignments and U.S. Newspaper Program cataloging. Records include all languages. Available in MARC 21 and MARCXML formats.

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2018 Subscription: Available weekly. Approximately 76,000 records; including 18,000 new records.

2018 Price: $4,740

Retrospective: 1973-2014. 1,800,000 records. File size: 1,527 MB. Avg. record length: 1,180 bytes.

2018 Price: $6,050

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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