Cataloging and Metadata: Library of Congress Dewey and Cataloging in Publication Sections Merge
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.
About Gary Price
Gary Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com. Gary is also the co-founder of infoDJ an innovation research consultancy supporting corporate product and business model teams with just-in-time fact and insight finding.