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As a result of these efforts, a shared cataloging program is operational in England and will be operational during fiscal year 1967 in West Germany, Austria, Norway, and France. Regional acquisition offices have also been established in Kenya and Brazil.

In fiscal year 1967 it is anticipated that full-scale cataloging will be done for materials in English, French, German, and the Scandinavian languages. Every attempt will also be made to give full cataloging to Latin American material. Exploration of full-scale shared cataloging arrangements in Belgium, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Italy, and Spain will be made during the year.


The appropriation of $7,770,000, the maximum authorization, in fiscal year 1968 will enable the Library to establish comprehensive shared cataloging programs in all areas of Western Europe where such arrangements prove feasible, assuring for the Americna research library community scholarly coverage of the most prolific publishing area of the world. In addition, the Library will undertake the establishment of shared cataloging arrangements for publications emanating from Eastern Europe to the fullest extent possible.

In order to assure the necessary procurement of publications appearing in those areas of the world that lack satisfactory book procurement channels and bibliographic controls, it is proposed that further regional acquisitions offices be established on the pattern of the Brazil and Kenya offices. The expanded acquisitions effort would include Asia as well as Africa and South America.

The major effort at the Library of Congress will continue to be directed toward the development of a highly competent cataloging staff large enough to place promptly under cataloging control all of the materials acquired under this program. The development of improved procedures that will assure the prompt printing and dissemination of this cataloging information to the research libraries of the country will also receive high priority. In order to meet these goals, intensified recruiting and training of cataloging staff will be undertaken and a thorough review of printing and distributional practices will be carred out.

It is expected that this appropriation will enable the Library of Congress to bring this program to a level that will satisfy the bulk of the cataloging requirements of the American research library community.



(Division of College Support, Bureau of Higher Education)

72-953 0-67- -5


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