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Cataloging Distribution Service .........

CDS Receipts ........

FY 1983

FY 1984
Amount No. Amount - No. Amount
... 208 $10,884,039 208 $ 8,469,839 - $2,414,200
-6,500,000

-4,300,000 + 2,200,000
208 $ 4,384,039 208 $ 2,169,839 - $ 214,200

From 1901 to fiscal 1978, the Library returned earned receipts from this program to
the Treasury of the United States. All funds necessary to operate the Service were
appropriated by the Congress. In 1977, the Senate with the concurrence of the House
amended 2 U.S.C. 150 to allow earned receipts to be credited to the appropriation for
necessary expenses for the preparation and distribution of catalog cards and other
publications of the Library, effective October 1, 1977, and with a ceiling of $6,500,000
(pages 54-55, Senate Report 95-338, accompanying H.R. 7932, Legislative Branch Appropria-
tion, 1978). The ceiling has been retained at the same level for each fiscal year
subsequent to 1978.

Due to the steady decrease in the number of card orders, resulting from the growing
trend in libraries either to use cards produced by those independent utilities which
subscribe to the Library's MARC tapes, or to access these data bases directly, the
receipts for fiscal 1984 are anticipated to be approximately $4,300,000. In addition,
the Library's current transition to computer output microform for its major book catalogs
will have a substantial impact on the income generated by these products. Of course,
both the card order decreases and the new catalog format will engender offsetting
reductions in operating expenditures. It is anticipated that non-personal services
reductions will total $2,414, 200, allowing a net decrease in the appropriation of
$214,200 after considering the decrease in earned receipts.

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Rental of equipment .......
Card printing ..........
National Union Catalog
Subject Catalog .........
Offset reproduction ....................
Card production supplies ......

- $ 345,000

329,000
695,000
762,000

59,000

225,000
- $2,415,000

Three factors have contributed to the substantial reductions in rental of equipment,
card printing, National Union Catalog, Subject Catalog, offset reproduction, and card
production supplies: (a) steady decrease in card sales due to increasing use of the
Library's MARC tapes to access or print bibliographic information, (b) the transition to
microformat in place of book format for the major book catalogs, and (c) the introduction
of videodisc technology for the storage, retrieval and production of those older records
not available through the MARC system.

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Library of Congress travel costs increased by 6 percent in fiscal 1982. It
is a result of two separate cost factors: (a) a 3 percent Federal tax on airline
tickets effective September 1, 1982, and. (b) increased rates for GSA-designated High
Rate Geographical Areas, effective August 29, 1982, which produced an increase of
approximately 1 percent for subsistence costs. These two cost factors averaged out to
an over-all net increase of 6 percent. Therefore, based on these actual 1982 costs, we
are requesting current level increases in 1984 of $500 for regular travel and $300 for
attendance at meetings.

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21A. Regular Travel .............

.....$ 21B. Attendance at Meetings ....... 210. Local Travel .... 22A. Transportation of Things .....

8,500 4,600

200 7,800

9,000 4,900

200 7,800

23A. Postage .. 23B. Local Telephone ......... 23C. Long Distance Telephone ...... 23D. Teletype, etc. ........... 23E. Rental of Equipment ............ 23F. Rental of Space ......

620,000
29,000
17,000

600
1,291,500

1,500

620,000
29,000
17,000

600
946,500

1,500

-345,000

-345,000

372,000 89,000

24E. Printing, Publications ....... 24F. Printing, Forms ................ 24G. Card Printing ............. 24J. National Union Catalog ......... 24K. Subject Catalog ......... 24L. Offset Reproduction ............ 24M. Photoduplication ................. 24N. Photoduplication--Union Catalog ..

372,000

89,000
329,000
1,525,000
912,000
64,000
2,400
1,754

830,000
150,000

5,000
2,400
1,754

-329,000 -695,000 -762,000 -59,000

-329,000 -695,000 -762,000 -59,000

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(1) Positions ...

682 $19,354,698 691 $19,494,950 +9 +$ 140,252
Indefinite .... .. (72) 1,131,552 (52) 771,030 (-20)- 360,522
Special & Temporary ... (13) 167,200 (13) 167,200

682 $20,653,450 691 $20,433,180 +9 -$ 220,270
(2) Non-personal Services

Current level ..... . $ 1,027,117 $ 1,065,317 +$ 38,200

Subtotal Research ..... 682 $21,680,567 691 $21,498,497 +9 - $ 182,070
B. Law Library
(1) Positions

... 97 $ 3,189,414 100 $ 3, 244,704 + 3 +$ 55,290

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117,680

Research and Reader Services-Total 779 $25,030,806

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Current level .(-20) - $
Growing workload +12 +

313,222 195,542

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