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CIP Data

What is CIP Data?

"CIP data" in its broadest sense refers to the bibliographic record created by the Library of Congress for a book prior to its publication. Strictly speaking, however, "CIP data" is the bibliographic record that appears printed on the verso of the book's title page. It is an abbreviated version of the machine-readable cataloging (or MARC) record that resides in the Library's database and which is distributed to libraries and book vendors. The full MARC version contains additional information such as codes that indicate the language in which the book is written, the date when the book was cataloged, etc.

For more information on the CIP data: Cataloging in Publication Data Block (PowerPoint, 117 KB)

Example of CIP Data in the Book

Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data

Names: Juska, Jane. | Austen, Jane, 1775-1817. Pride and prejudice.
Title: Mrs. Bennet has her say / Jane Juska.
Description: Berkley trade paperback edition. | New York : Berkley Books, 2015.
Identifiers: LCCN 2014048297 | ISBN 9780425278437 (softcover)
Subjects: LCSH: Young women--England--Fiction. | England--Social life and customs--18th century--Fiction. | BISAC: FICTION / Historical. | FICTION / Romance / General. | GSAFD: Regency fiction. | Humorous fiction. | Satire.
Classification: LCC PS3610.U875 M77 2015 | DDC 813/.6--dc23
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