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General Publishing Program

General Publishing Program

A resource for publishers, editors, and the general public. Find information on the wide variety of publications published by the Library of Congress, learn about co-publishing opportunities, and browse webcasts and audio clips related to recent publications.

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Services for Publishers

  • Cataloging in Publication (CIP)
    Serving the nation's libraries by cataloging books in advance of publication.
  • Copyright Registration
    A form of protection provided by the laws of the United States (title 17, U. S. Code) to the authors of “original works of authorship,” including literary, dramatic, musical, artistic, and certain other intellectual works.
  • International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)
    A standard identifier for serials (e.g., journals, magazines, newsletters, newspapers, annuals) whether published in print, online or other media.
  • Preassigned Control Number (PCN) — LCCN Information
    A unique identification number that the Library of Congress assigns to the catalog record created for each book in its cataloged collections.

ISBN Information

The Library of Congress does not administer or distribute International Standard Book Numbers.

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