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

MARC records for all motion pictures, video recordings, filmstrips, transparencies, slides, and non-projectable graphics cataloged by LC. Records include all languages. Current records are limited to the cataloging of motion picture/video recordings and pictorial materials retained for LC collections. Available in MARC 21 and MARCXML formats.

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Note: Records for serials of or about visual materials are part of MDS--Serials.

2018 Subscription: Available weekly. Approximately 24,000 records; about 1,400 new records.

2018 Price: $1,170

Retrospective: 1972-2014. 257,000 records. File size: 316 MB. Avg. record length: 1,393 bytes.

2018 Price: $1,335

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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