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Cataloging in Publication Program

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The Library of Congress is planning to perform routine maintenance on the servers beginning on Friday, Feb 16, 10:30 AM until Tuesday, February 20, 6:00 AM. The system will not be available during this time.

A Cataloging in Publication record (aka CIP data) is a bibliographic record prepared by the Library of Congress for a book that has not yet been published. When the book is published, the publisher includes the CIP data on the copyright page thereby facilitating book processing for libraries and book dealers.  Learn more about the program

Documentos disponibles en español (ACTUALIZADO Diciembre de 2015)

Electronic CIP

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Technical Information

Tips on using Electronic CIP, including the CIP Publishers Manual.

More technical information

Preassigned Control Number Program

The Library of Congress to assign control numbers in advance of publication to those titles that may be added to the Library's collections.

More about the PCN program