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CONSER is the Cooperative Serials Program of the PCC, an authoritative source for bibliographic records, documentation, and training materials for serials cataloging. CONSER members work together in an atmosphere of collegiality and trust to promulgate standards related to serials and are a voice for serials in the library community.

The primary product of the CONSER Program is the presence in the OCLC database of the records created, edited, and authenticated by CONSER members. In addition, the records are available electronically on tape or via FTP from the MARC Distribution Services databases distributed by LC's Cataloging Distribution Service (CDS).

CONSER cataloging is supported by two publications produced in LC's COIN Division and distributed by CDS: the CONSER Editing Guide and the CONSER Cataloging Manual. The CONSER web site includes excerpts from these publications and the CONSER newsletter (CONSERline). Supplemental information about the program, its membership and committees, and external online resources can also be accessed via the CONSER home page.

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