May 19, 2022

Harvard Library Joins the Library of Congress Electronic Cataloging in Publication Program

From the Harvard Library:

Harvard Library has moved into production as a new member of the Library of Congress Electronic Cataloging in Publication Program. This program is a national cooperative cataloging endeavor that provides catalog records for books before they are published. These catalog records are printed on the copyright page by the publisher. They are also distributed electronically by the Library of Congress to bibliographic services, vendors, libraries, and so forth. This information facilitates book acquisitions and cataloging, as well as providing helpful information for patrons.


Early in 2015, Harvard began to investigate how best to participate in this program. Former library staff member Brendan Short was instrumental in providing technical support, and Harvard Library now has a group of four staff members—Yuliya Bir, Isabel Quintana, Susan Radovsky, Karen Young—working on this process. They are providing full-level cataloging, including the creation of all corresponding names, series, and/or subject authority records, for all titles published by Harvard University Press, Harvard University Asia Center, Belknap Press, Peabody Museum Press, and Tupelo Press.

Read the Complete Announcement

See Also: The Library of Congress Added Seven New Members to Electronic Cataloging in Publication Cataloging Partnership Program in 2014 (January 28, 2015)

See Also: CIP E-Books Program Web Page

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