The Cataloging in Publication (CIP) and Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC) sections of the Library of Congress have merged their operations effective February 7, 2016. This merger will foster greater collaboration between the CIP and Dewey programs as they work together to prepare descriptive and subject metadata for close to 50,000 electronic title galleys received from over 5,300 U.S. publishers, annually at the Library. Through the merger, the two programs will be able to leverage their strengths in support of each other and be better able to create innovative products and services for their clienteles.
This merger is a logical extension of a greater collaboration that has occurred between the CIP and Dewey programs since 2013 when they were moved into the same division at the Library.
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