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Library Corporation Premieres Gold Express

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Library Corporation Premieres Gold Express

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The Library Corporation (TLC) introduced Gold Express, a cataloging update service for the LC MARC English database. An improvement to TLC's service, Gold Express puts Library of Congress (LC) data in a cataloger's hands 24 hours after its release.

Each Wednesday, The Library of Congress makes the latest week's cataloging work, usually seven to ten thousand new MARC records, available to TLC and other vendors of biblographic cataloging services. Before Gold Express, subscribers to TLC's weekly LC MARC update received their data within one week. With Gold Express, subscribers wait only one day for their update.

Now updates from The Library of Congress are electronically downloaded to The Library Corporation. TLC processes the file and masters a "gold" compact disc on site. These Update CDs are shipped to libraries the same day. U.S. libraries receive their Gold Express CD the next day via Federal Express. Foreign subscribers receive their update CD via International Small Packet Air Mail. …

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