About the National Union Catalog of Manuscript Collections
A free-of-charge cooperative cataloging program operated by
the Library of Congress, the National Union Catalog of Manuscript
Collections (NUCMC) creates online records in OCLC
behalf of eligible archival repositories throughout the United
On the basis of information decribing manuscript collections,
create bibliographic records in MARC21
(Machine-readable Cataloging) format describing the collection
and establishing pertinent
and subject authority headings.
The benefit to you, as an eligible repository, is the provision
of international access to information decribing your collections.
will know where to find your unique, one of a kind collections and be able
to contact your organization to use the material for their research. Generally,
the number of researchers using your collections will increase due to your
increased exposure through inclusion in OCLC WorldCat.
The NUCMC Team uses descriptive information that you supply using
our data sheet to
record for you. The team
does not arrange and describe or write finding aids for your collections
we advise on the arrangement process. NUCMC's services are provided
totally free-of-charge, as long as your institution qualifies as