We are happy to report that fourteen catalogers from eleven NACO libraries have begun reviewing the 8400 undifferentiated (non-unique) authority records that have been converted to pinyin. The catalogers will verify that the converted headings correctly represent the names of all people represented on the records. In some cases, new authority records will be created for names whose pinyin forms differ from the newly converted heading. By December 1, each of the catalogers had completed his/her first batch of ca. 110 headings, and now have begun work on a second batch. Cathy Yang of the Library's Cooperative Cataloging Team is coordinating the project.
The Library wishes to recognize and thank these NACO participants for their invaluable work to improve the national authority file and ensure its accuracy. This phase of the Pinyin Conversion Project could not have been accomplished without the assistance of the staff at the institutions listed below. These libraries demonstrated a commitment to the mission of the Program for Cooperative Cataloging beyond any requirements. The Library of Congress is grateful for the time and effort made by these participants and the administrators at these libraries. These librarians have undertaken their work with an admirable sense of professionalism and high standard for quality, for which they are to be commended.