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September 3, 1993

Summaries Omitted from CIP Data for Juvenile Non-Fiction

The Cataloging in Publication (CIP) Division of the Library of Congress has announced that summaries will no longer be included in CIP records for nonfiction juvenile titles.

The change is a consequence of the significant growth in the number of juvenile titles submitted for CIP data and the lack of resources to process them in a timely manner. CIP records for fiction juvenile titles are unaffected by this change.

Library of Congress staff recently met with librarians, publishers and vendors and proposed that summaries no longer be included for nonfiction juvenile titles in order to meet publishers' tight schedules.

This change will be evaluated after a year and, resources permitting, summaries for nonfiction juvenile titles may be reinstated.

Contact: Cataloging in Publication Division (202) 707-9797

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PR 93-109
ISSN 0731-3527

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