What is CiP data? And do I need it?
Cataloguing-in-Publication (CiP data)
The National Library of Australia offers this service to publishers. It is to provide a catalogue record for publications. CiP data enables your book to be catalogued for use in National, State and Regional libraries. The best part is that this means that the general public will be able to easily find your book.
This is important for all books. Especially for Family Histories as it allows future generations to locate your family history.
This data states the name of the author/s and or contributors, such as editors, designers etc. It also provides the genre and target audience. This information is displayed on the Imprint Page.
To be eligible for this data, you must have an ISBN.
The only thing you need to do is to provide a copy of your finished printed book to your State and the National Library.
We can organise the CiP data for you.