Cataloguing in Publication (CiP)
Cataloguing in Publication (CiP) is a free service offered to publishers by the National Library of Australia to provide a bibliographic record for a book before it is published. When the book is published the CiP data is printed on the reverse side of the title page. The CiP data is also included in the National Bibliographic Database (NBD) available on Kinetica, Australia’s Library Network. Visit www.nla.gov.au/services/CIP.html for further information.
Libraries are both major purchasers and supporters of books published in Australia, so utilising this service makes a lot sense.