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List of Shipped Items

Cataloging Service Bulletin

  • Winter 2008 (#118) + Spring 2008 (#119) + Summer 2008 (#120) -- all 3 issues shipped July 7, 2008.
  • Classification Schedules

  • PQ: French, Italian, Spanish, and Portuguese Literatures (2008) -- shipped September 18, 2008
  • PJ-PK: Oriental Philology and Literature, Indo-Iranian Philology and Literature (2008) -- shipped September 19, 2008
  • H: Social Sciences (2008) -- shipped October 8, 2008
  • KB: Religious Law (2008) -- shipped October 22, 2008
  • Classification and Shelflisting (2008) -- shipped week of June 5, 2008

    LC Rule Interpretations

  • Updates 1 & 2 (2008) (combined issue) -- shipped July 3, 2008
  • MARC Documentation

  • Important news about MARC 21 Update 8, 2007
  • MARC Concise Formats (2007) -- shipped week of June 9, 2008
  • Subject Cataloging Manual: Subject Headings

  • 2008 Update -- April 9, 2008.
    Note: With this update, the manual is current through the end of February 2008. This is the final update to the 5th edition of the manual. In autumn 2008, a new edition of the manual will be published under the title Subject Headings Manual. The new manual will complement the Classification and Shelflisting Manual, which will be published in April 2008.

  • Shipping Procedures

    CDS sends domestic orders by UPS or the United States Postal Service, depending on product weight and destination. International customers receive most products via surface mail. CD-ROM products and some new products are shipped via air mail. There is no charge for shipping or handling for these services.

    For expedited service, ask about special handling (air mail, courier, overnight delivery, etc.). These fees are paid for by the customer when the order is placed.

    Tips for Optimum Service

    For best service ... use your account number. When you order the first time, you will receive a customer account number. Use this number every time you order or correspond with us.

    Also, ... make sure the cost of your purchase is covered. CDS must receive payment before shipping. You can pay by check drawn on a U.S. bank, Visa, Mastercard, International money order, UNESCO coupons, or draw on a CDS deposit account, but payment must arrive before the product goes out. You may wish to place a deposit in your account and set up a standing order for some products to have future issues and updates sent to you automatically.

    Finally, check to see that your payment has been sent to the correct address. Direct all
    payments to:

    Library of Congress
    Cataloging Distribution Service
    101 Independence Ave. SE
    Customer Services Section
    Washington, DC 20541-4912
    U.S.A. ....But Note Below:
    Note on mail delivery to the Library of Congress

    Have more questions? For further information contact CDS.

    Special Bulletins

    Because of security measures in effect in Washington, DC, all mail handled by the US Postal Service is subject to special handling, including irradiation, and inevitable delays ranging from two to six weeks. For faster service, send correspondence via email or private courier services such as FedEx or UPS. See note on mail delivery to the Library of Congress for details.

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