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We charge no setup fees, handling fees, or any other hidden charges.

For the copy cataloging base price, we find a matching record, ensure that all existing access points are relevant, edit all non-filing indicators and any fill characters as necessary, correct any typographical errors, and ensure that the fixed field values correctly reflect the information in the body of the record. Authority work, adding or correcting ISBD punctuation, adding transliteration or vernacular, adding missing call numbers, adding missing subject headings, and adding any missing added entries are additional fees not included in the copy cataloging base price.

When upgrading a copy record to full level, there is no additional charge for authority work, adding or correcting ISBD punctuation, adding transliteration or vernacular, adding call numbers, adding subject headings, or adding any missing added entries; those actions are included in the price of upgrading to full level. In other words, when a copy record needs to be upgraded to full level, no matter the extent of work necessary, the charge would always simply be the upgrading charge listed below. 

Original cataloging will be based upon OCLC’s Bibliographic Formats and Standards and RDA. Original records will be full level (I-level minimum standards). 

Level 1 languages: Danish, Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Norwegian, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish

Level 2 languages: Albanian, Czech, Estonian, Finnish, Hungarian, Icelandic, Indonesian, Irish, Latin, Latvian, Lithuanian, Polish, Romanian, Slovak, Slovenian, Turkish 

Level 3 languages: Arabic, Greek, Ottoman Turkish, Persian, Russian

Please inquire about languages not listed. 

We ask that all customers interested in retrospective conversion projects inquire about pricing. 

Original cataloging - Books                                                     
(Level 1 languages 
[includes English]) $18.00

Original cataloging - Books                                                     
(Level 2 languages) $22.00

Original cataloging - Books                                                      
(Level 3 languages) $31.00

Original cataloging - Non-book formats                                 
(Level 1 languages
[includes English])​ $21.00

Original cataloging - Non-book formats                                 
(Level 2 languages) $25.00

Original cataloging - Non-book formats                                 
(Level 3 languages) $35.00

The original cataloging prices above are for full-level records. Prices may be higher or lower depending upon the formats involved, level of local editing required, type of titles, number of titles, and other project considerations. For instance, prices would be lower than above for projects involving mostly popular works that are more typical of a public library collection.

Please inquire about minimal-level, core-level, K-level, etc., records and pricing for projects that involve mainly ‘flipping’ records to create originals, i.e., finding mostly full-level records and using the ‘new’ command to create derived original records for electronic resources from print resource records. 

Copy - Books (base price, Level 1                                      
languages [includes English]) $1.00

Copy - Books (base price, Level 2                                        
languages) $2.75

Copy - Books (base price, Level 3                                            
languages) $4.75

Copy - Non-book formats (base price, Level 1                 
languages [includes English]) $1.25

Copy - Non-book formats (base price, Level 2                 
languages) $3.25

Copy - Non-book formats (base price, Level 3                 
languages) $5.25

Adding missing call number                                                   
(for copy cataloging;
adding call numbers is 
included in original cataloging
and upgrading) $1.25

Adding missing subject headings(s)                                 
(for copy cataloging;
adding subject headings is 
included in original cataloging
and upgrading) $1.25

Authority control                                                                      
(for copy cataloging;
authority control is included in 
original cataloging and upgrading) $5.00

Adding transliteration or vernacular                                  
(for copy cataloging; 
adding transliteration or vernacular 
is included in original cataloging 
and upgrading) $5.00

Adding or correcting ISBD punctuation                           
(for copy cataloging;
adding or correcting ISBD punctuation 
is included in original cataloging 
and upgrading) $1.25

Adding local fields/notes                                                        
(for complex local notes; 
less for simple text strings, etc.) $1.25

Adding 505 
(for classical sound recordings) $5.00                                
(everything else but classical                                                 
sound recordings) $1.25
(for copy cataloging;
adding required 505 fields is included 
in original cataloging and upgrading)

Adding 520                                                                            
(for copy cataloging;
adding required 520 fields is included 
in original cataloging and upgrading) $3.00

Adding missing added entries                                                
(for copy cataloging;
adding required added entries 
is included in original cataloging
and upgrading) $1.00

Upgrading copy to full level - Books                              
(I-level minimum 
standards) (Level 1 languages
[includes English]) $14.25

Upgrading copy to full level - Books                                  
(I-level minimum
standards) (Level 2 languages) $16.00

Upgrading copy to full level - Books                                            
(I-level minimum
standards) (Level 3 languages) $18.00

Upgrading copy to full level - Non-book formats           
(I-level minimum 
standards) (Level 1 languages
[includes English]) $16.25

Upgrading copy to full level - Non-book formats           
(I-level minimum
standards) (Level 2 languages) $18.00

Upgrading copy to full level - Non-book formats           
(I-level minimum
standards) (Level 3 languages) $20.00

Label printing $0.04                                                                   

Label affixing $0.15                                                                 

Label cover affixing $0.15                                                          

Book pocket affixing $0.15                                                           

Security tape affixing $0.15                                                          

Barcode affixing $0.15                                                                   

Stamping $0.15                                                                                    

Reclassification                                                                    
(LC to Dewey, Dewey to LC, etc.) $1.25 per call number

We charge no setup fees, handling fees, or any other hidden charges.
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