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Publishers' CIP

PCIP: What is it?

PCIP is the acronym for Publishers' Cataloging-in-Publication. Using the same resources as the Library of Congress, our catalogers assign PCIP information to your materials including Library of Congress subject headings and LC and Dewey classification numbers, making your product stand out to librarians. The primary benefit of PCIP is that librarians use the information to quickly catalog materials they are adding to their collections. They can trust that the PCIP information accurately reflects the content of the material when Cassidy Cataloguing Services prepares the block. The results: Faster turn-around time for the publisher, the library, and the end-user.

Why trust Cassidy Cataloguing Services to produce it?

Many publishers hire Cassidy Cataloguing Services to assign PCIP information because of our quick turn-around time and history of top quality. Our speed allows publishers to rapidly alert the marketplace on the publication of a new work.

How does inclusion in a biliographic utility affect me?

Our newest feature, and one that will help both publisher and author alike, is Cassidy Cataloguing's contribution of all PCIPs we create to OCLC's WorldCat and all PCIPs from 2010 to current into SkyRiver. Since the Library of Congress changed their policy regarding PCIP creation Cassidy Cataloguing stepped in, making the process of getting PCIP data to libraries easy and inexpensive.

Advantage for the library

PCIP data will be available on WorldCat or SkyRiver before the library receives the item, allowing a member library to do copy cataloging instead of costly and time-consuming original cataloging on any given item.

Advantage for the author

Authors can enjoy the knowledge that a title's information will get to libraries quickly and correctly. OCLC's WorldCat and SkyRiver are the leading places for members to retrieve new catalog records. Now that Cassidy Cataloging is contributing PCIP records you can rest assured that librarians will get the correct information, and your item will be in the correct location upon arrival.

How long does it take and how much does it cost?

Turn-Around Time

Our cataloging staff takes the time to fully describe the work in question and apply multiple subject headings where appropriate. In most cases our turn-around time is under one week.

Pricing Information

Our standard hourly rate for senior catalogers will apply to any additional work requested for completed PCIP, such as additional subject headings, other classification numbers, standard numbers and other bibliographic information not previously provided to Cassidy Cataloguing. Details of any such work will appear on the invoice.

What we require from PCIP customers

In order to produce a comprehensive PCIP, we ask that customers complete our Information Request Form and provide any other information pertinent to the description of the work, including the title page and verso. We also ask for complete contact and billing information (including fax numbers and email addresses).

PCIP requests may be emailed, faxed, or sent via regular mail. Completed PCIPs can then be emailed, faxed, or sent via regular mail—whichever works best for you.

PCIP Samples