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About This Site
The mission of the Library of Congress is to make its resources available and useful to the Congress and the American people. The mission of the Library of Congress Cataloging Distribution Service (LC CDS) is to serve the information needs of the Library of Congress and its national and international constituencies by developing and marketing products and services which provide access to Library of Congress cataloging, classification, subject headings, and other cataloging resources.

Through this site LC CDS is offering World Wide Web access to cataloging documentation from the Library of Congress and other institutions. Your use of this website is governed by the Cataloger's Desktop Terms and Conditions.

Security
For site security and to ensure that this service remains available to all users, the Government computer server employs software programs to monitor network traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information, deny service, otherwise cause damage, or access non-public information. Unauthorized attempts to upload information or change information are strictly prohibited and may be punishable under the United States criminal code (18 U.S.C. 1030). Information regarding possible violations of law may be provided to law enforcement officials.

Privacy
For site management, this Government computer server uses software programs to create summary statistics that are used for such purposes as assessing information that is of most or least interest, determining technical design specifications, and identifying system performance areas.

The Server collects and stores the following information:

  • The Internet Protocol (IP) address and name of the domain from which the Subscriber or Authorized User accesses the Internet.
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  • The pages perused and files accessed.
  • The type of browser used and its version information.
  • The Internet address of the website from which the subscriber is linked directly to the Server.

If the Subscriber or Authorized User chooses to provide additional personal information, as in an email message, the Publisher will use the information to respond to that request. There may be occasions when email will be forwarded within the Publisher's organization to employees who are better able to provide assistance.

Except for the foregoing exception and for authorized law enforcement activities, the Publisher will not share Subscriber personal data, email, or survey data with outside organizations without obtaining the Subscriber or Authorized User's permission.

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Restrictions on Access and Use
Restrictions on Access and Use are governed by the Cataloger's Desktop Terms and Conditions.

Copyright
Cataloger's Desktop files that originate with the Library of Congress are copyrighted, except within the USA.

AACR2 is the joint property of the American Library Association, the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals, and the Canadian Library Association, Copyright 2004 by ALA, CILIP, and CLA. All rights reserved.

Describing Archives: A Content Standard is copyrighted 2007 by the Society of American Archivists.

The software used to create this site is provided under a license agreement between FAST Search & Transfer and the Library of Congress.

It is your obligation to determine and satisfy copyright or other use restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing material found on this site. Transmission or reproduction of protected items requires the written permission of the copyright owners. You must make your own assessments of rights in light of the use your intend to make. More information about U.S. Copyright law (Title 17 U.S. Code) is provided by the Copyright Office.

Applicable Law
Activity on this website is governed by the federal law of the United States, and any claims arising out of or in connection with your use of this site will be subject to the jurisdiction of the U.S. federal courts. Liability for injuries you sustain in connection with your use of this website will be determined in accordance with the Tucker Act of 1887 (28 U.S.C. 1346(a), 1491), the Federal Tort Claims Act of 1946 (28 U.S.C. 1346(b), 2674), and any other applicable Act of Congress.

Disclaimer of Endorsement
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