The Cataloguing-in-Publication (CIP) Programme provides catalogue records of new and forthcoming books in advance of publication in the United Kingdom and Ireland, which are included in the British National Bibliography (BNB).
The CIP Programme is useful to both publishers and libraries. For publishers, the programme is a bridge to the library book buying market, while for libraries, it is a service which alerts them to ‘soon-to-be-published’ titles.
The CIP programme is free of charge to participating publishers.
How to join the CIP Programme
Publishers wishing to join the CIP Programme should contact Bibliographic Data Services Limited, who will supply further information as required:
Bibliographic Data Services Limited
Publisher Liaison Department
Annandale House, The Crichton
Dumfries DG1 4TA
Tel. +44 (0) 1387 702251
Fax +44 (0) 1387 702259
CIP information on new titles appears up to 16 weeks ahead of the announced publication date. Advance information on well over 50,000 titles each year is provided in this way.
For more information on the how the CIP Programme operates please visit the British Library website http://www.bl.uk/bibliographic/cip.html