Cataloging Distribution Service - Bibliographic Products and Services from the Library of Congress

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Introducing CDS: Who We Are and What We Do

Mission Statement of the Cataloging Distribution Service

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 resources.

Who are we?

We are a talented group of librarians, product developers, systems analysts, programmers, operators, marketers, shippers, customer service representatives, accountants, production staff, and others who share the Library's enormous investment in bibliographic control of its collections with the American people and with the world.

Our Business

Sharing the Library's vast bibliographic resources with American libraries, the American people and the international information community on a cost-recovery basis

A History of CDS, Cataloging, and the Bibliographic Products Industry

View the CDS Centennial video. This 2002 film presents the history of cataloging distribution and features appearances by key Library of Congress cataloging managers. (The video is in Real Media streaming format and requires Real Player to view it.)

CDS HOME - What's New? - How to Order
CDS Products by: Title - Subject

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