E-Books via the Cataloging in Publication Program

Wednesday, 10/21/2015

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The Cataloging in Publication (CIP) Program is now accepting e-books from major U.S. publishers to help build the Library of Congress’ collections. This is a major step forward in management of e-book collections at the Library of Congress as the process for ingesting CIP e-books will be used as a model for acquiring e-books from other acquisitions sources. The presentation will discuss all elements of the CIP E-Books Program, including the application process, publisher participation, e-book metadata creation, and ingestion of the e-books into the library’s content transfer system to add to the library’s collections.

Learning Outcomes

Attendees will become more knowledgeable about e-book metadata and ingestion workflows in a large library setting and how to identify high-quality prepublication e-book metadata in bibliographic utilities.

Who Should Attend

Metadata librarians and e-resources librarians of all types of libraries.

Intermediate-level content, no prerequisites.


Caroline Saccucci is the Dewey program manager in the U.S., Programs, Law, and Literature Division. She is also currently the Acting CIP Program Manager and was formerly a CIP program specialist. She is an active member of the American Library Association and serves as chair of the ALCTS Public Libraries Technical Services Interest Group and Dewey Section Liaison to the ALCTS Cataloging and Metadata Management Section Subject Analysis Committee.

Camilla Williams is a program specialist in the Cataloging in Publication Program. Her responsibilities include responding to inquiries from publishers and cataloging staff, recruiting and training new libraries and institutions to the ECIP Cataloging Partnership Program, and participating in new automated and metadata initiatives. She is the primary contact for the CIP E-Books Program, and regularly gives presentations about the program to the CIP Advisory Group and at the Library of Congress Exhibit at ALA.



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