Establishing a CIP programme
There is no single model for CIP programmes; each national bibliographic agency is different and the programmes evolve to satisfy local requirements. IFLA conducted a survey of CIP programmes in 2003/4 (Survey of CIP programs report, ).
Issues to take into account when establishing a CIP programme:
- The active participation of publishers is critical to the success of a CIP programme. The NBA must therefore advocate the benefits of CIP to publishers and publisher organisations
- CIP programmes are voluntary and should be free of charge to participating publishers
- Participation in a CIP programme must not disrupt the work of publishers
- The NBA must ensure that the CIP programme is adequately resourced and make suitable business cases for development as required.