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ERIC Number: ED054816
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1969
Pages: 16
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Shared Cataloguing.
Westby, Barbara M.
The National Program for Acquisition and Cataloging (NPAC) authorized under Title IIC of the Higher Education Act of 1965 is called the Shared Cataloging Program. Under this Act the Library of Congress is authorized to: (1) acquire for its own collections all materials currently published throughout the world that are of value to scholarship and (2) to provide cataloging information of these materials and to distribute this cataloging information by printed cards and other means (i.e. in MARC format). The inclusion of non-American titles in the shared cataloging efforts of the Library of Congress was needed because, without it, research libraries could buy catalog cards for only 50% of their book purchases. The magnitude of this global network program is summarized and the international possibilities for the use of the Library of Congress automation projects are discussed. (NH)
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Authoring Institution: Dublin Univ. Coll. (Ireland). School of Librarianship.