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The purpose of the study is to assign information elements status of CIP records and compression with Cataloging-after-Publication (Opac) records of Iran National Library bibliographic center. The study method is survey and content analysis. The studied population is National Library CIP records including OPAC records. In this study, 163 CIP records have been studied. The data indicate that in each record there is 1/06 errors in average. The other data show that the most heterogeneous bibliographic elements include collation elements (30.49%), added entries (15.24%), title (14.02%), and congress classification No. (11.59%), subject (subject heading, 10.37%), main entry form (9.15%), Dewey classification No. (8.54%), and publication elements (6.10%). Therefore the most and least heterogeneous elements could be apparent and publication profiles respectively. Keywords: Cataloging in Publication (CIP), OPAC, Cataloging-after-Publication, National Library & Archive I.R. Iran, Cataloguing