MARC records and WorldCat holdings for U.S. government documents
The OCLC GovDoc service, available to regional and selective depository libraries, provides up-to-date, MARC-format cataloging records for U.S. government documents. As a GovDoc subscriber, your library regularly receives bibliographic records for only the government documents it holds.
Fast, easy updates
You receive monthly updates the way you need themelectronic files, plus printed catalog cards if desiredfor only the items you want. You don't spend precious staffing resources on manual cataloging.
Comprehensive coverage of all formats
Records are available for everything the U.S. Government Printing Office produces, including charts, posters, audiovisual materials, and electronic information.
Automatic holdings in WorldCat
GovDoc automatically registers your holding of these cataloged materials in WorldCat, adding your OCLC symbol to each record in the world's most comprehensive online union catalog and bibliographic database. Thousands of sharing libraries in the WorldCat cooperative can see that a document is part of your collection.
Accurate, prompt records with a purpose
As a depository institution, you are responsible for maintaining the public's free, unfettered access to government information such as Congressional reports and federal forms. GovDoc ensures this important democratic function is performed in a timely manneryou make public information more visible to the world, and available to your patrons more quickly.