Q. How does the Cataloging in Publication (CIP) Program work with multivolume sets?
I am planning to publish all the volumes of a new multivolume set simultaneously. Can I request CIP data for each volume (or group of volumes) as they become "ready" for publication or should I apply for CIP data for all the volumes at the same time?
It depends on whether or not the Library of Congress decides to catalog all the volumes of the set on a single bibliographic record. If it does, then the CIP Program will provide a single set of CIP data which covers all the volumes of the set. Revised data will not be provided for volumes for which CIP data is requested after the first volume(s) for which CIP data has been requested. The CIP data supplied for the first volume(s) cataloged should be printed in each subsequent volume.
If, on the other hand, the Library decides to create separate records for each volume of your multivolume set, then you may submit a separate CIP Requests for each volume as it becomes "ready" for publication; separate CIP data will be provided for each volume.