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The Cataloging Distribution Service (CDS) of the Library of Congress and the American Library Association (ALA) have signed an agreement to incorporate the Anglo-American Cataloguing Rules (AACR2), 2nd edition into Cataloger’s Desktop, CDS’s integrated, online cataloging documentation system.

Cataloger’s Desktop provides access to AACR2 and the most heavily used cataloging publications, with extensive hypertext linking between AACR2, the Library of Congress Rule Interpretations (LCRIs), as well as AACR2 Rule Interpretations of Library and Archives Canada, and the MARC 21 formats. Desktop’s quarterly update schedule keeps the links between AACR2 and dozens of critical cataloging tools up-to-date.

Additional information about Cataloger’s Desktop is available on the CDS website at www.loc.gov/cds/desktop or by contacting Library of Congress, Cataloging Distribution Service, Customer Services Section, Washington, DC 20541-4912 USA; telephone: (800) 255-3666 toll free in U.S. or (202) 707-6100 elsewhere; fax: (202) 707-1334; email: cdsinfo@loc.gov.

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