Wednesday, October 22, 2003

LC Proof Sets

A change in format and distribution for the LC Proof Set is due Jan. 1 2004.
This notice is to inform you that the Cataloging Distribution Service (CDS) plans to discontinue the distribution of Alert Service records in card format effective January 1, 2004. CDS's legacy card-production system is no longer sufficiently reliable for CDS to offer the card format after 2003.

CDS will continue the Alert Service for customers who wish to receive weekly Alert Service records in MARC 21 communications format. The weekly files of MARC 21 format records will be available via electronic FTP (File Transfer Protocol) on an annual subscription basis, with the pricing to be based on the estimated number of records distributed.


Additionally, CDS is exploring the feasibility of distributing the weekly Alert Service notices in other electronic formats. A survey will be mounted to gather customer feedback.

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