Distribution of Library of Congress Cataloging


To distribute cataloging data files and related technical publications to government agencies, libraries and other institutions and individuals. This enables them to utilize Library of Congress cataloging and national standards to avoid costly cataloging in their own institutions.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Deleted 05/05/2005 (This program is not the domestic assistance type required to be listed in the CFDA.)
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Dissemination of Technical Information.
Program Accomplishments
In fiscal year 2002, the Cataloging Distribution Service sold 2,914 annual catalog subscriptions, 22,661 technical publications, and 207 annual subscriptions for MARC (Machine Readable Cataloging) data files, 4,442 CD-ROM subscriptions, and 3,063 subscripsions for Web-based services.
2 U.S.C. 150.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Any institution or individual may apply.
Beneficiary Eligibility
Any institution or individual may benefit.
This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-87.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Request for ordering information. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-102. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.
Application Procedure
By written request. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-110.
Award Procedure
Not applicable.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
Not applicable.
Not applicable.
Not applicable.
How are proposals selected?
Not applicable.
How may assistance be used?
Any institution or individual may purchase current awareness catalog cards, MARC (machine-readable cataloging) data files, and other technical publications directly from the Cataloging Distribution Service.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Not applicable.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Not applicable.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
Not applicable.
Headquarters Office
Office of the Chief, Cataloging Distribution Service, Library of Congress, Washington, DC 20540-4910. Telephone: (202) 707-6100.
Website Address
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Salaries and Expenses) FY 02 $5,305,981; FY 03 est $7,369,000; and FY 04 est $7,369,000.
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Not applicable.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Literature describing the procedure for ordering materials is available from the Cataloging Distribution Service, and is found in the Cataloging Distribution Service Complete Catalog of products and services.
Examples of Funded Projects
Not applicable.


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