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, [2005]).

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.