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LC Makes Cataloging Service Bulletin Free Online

The Library of Congress is making available to the worldwide library community free online access to the entire 31 years of the Cataloging Service Bulletin (CSB). The bulletin can be viewed at www.loc.gov/cds/PDFdownloads/csb.

The CSB is a quarterly bulletin that includes current, new, and revised information about the library's cataloging and classification practices and policies. The CSB lists revised Anglo-American Cataloguing Rules 2; Library of Congress Rule Interpretations of Anglo-American Cataloguing Rules 2; changes to the American Library Association/Library of Congress Romanization Tables: Transliteration Schemes for Non-Roman Scripts; changes to the Library of Congress subject headings; and includes "Cataloging Publication News," "News of Cataloging Projects," and more.

"The Library is committed to providing its products and services in a way that is sustainable, accessible and provides the greatest benefit to its customers," said Eugene Flanagan, chief of the library's office of business enterprises, which oversees the Cataloging Distribution Service (CDS).

Comprising 123 volumes, dating from summer 1978 through spring 2009, the CSB can be accessed directly in PDF from the library's CDS website. The online issues are available at no cost. In addition, the issues are available and searchable in Cataloger's Desktop, a CDS fee-based, online service that contains the most widely used cataloging documentation resources in an integrated, online system. For Cataloger's Desktop, visit www.loc.gov/cds/desktop.

Hard copies or paper versions of the bulletin are still available by paid subscription. To order, visit www.loc.gov/cds/catman.html#csb.

The Cataloging Distribution Service of the Library of Congress packages, distributes, and markets the library's cataloging records and cataloging-related publications, tools, and resources. Catalogers within the Library of Congress and in libraries around the world rely on the standards and technical publications distributed by CDS to organize their collections for effective access.

Source: Library of Congress



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