OCLC has announced GOVDOC, a new service for libraries that will provide OCLC-MARC tapes and/or catalog cards for U.S. Government documents. Currently, each month the Government Printing Office catalogs all items distributed through the federal depository program and these records are added to the OCLC data base. Beginning January 1, OCLC will use these records to produce tapes and/or cards for the item numbers specified by a library.
The service will be available to all depository libraries, whether or not they are OCLC members. The announced cost is $.16 to $.25 per bibliographic record, with the actual cost determined by the volume of ordering and OCLC membership status. Non-members pay $.02 to $.03 more per record. The prices include the attaching of the OCLC institution symbol to the records in the Online System data base.
[Contact: Regional Networks or OCLC, (800) 848-5878; fax (614) 764-6096.]