The materials below have been archived from the Catalogers Learning Workshop because they are no longer supported or maintained by the Program for Cooperative Cataloging (PCC) or by the Library of Congress (LC). No training program sessions will use them in the future since they are no longer current enough to be useful.
Current Version: September 2010
Through the Name Authority Cooperative Program (NACO), participants receive training to contribute new and updated authority records for names, uniform titles, and series to the LC/NACO Authority File. The Library of Congress receives member records through various record exchange protocols, and maintains and distributes the master file of authority work globally. The creation or modification of a name authority record by one partner may benefit all other libraries that hold materials related to that name. The creation of an authority record for local or rare materials reveals the presence of special collections to a wider audience. An individual institution may join this program, or a group of libraries with a common interest may form a "funnel project" to contribute records via a coordinator who assumes responsibility in the joint effort.
The NACO Program requires official membership. Institutional applicants must be approved for NACO membership by the Program for Cooperative Cataloging (PCC) Steering Committee. Although the training materials on this page may be used by any interested parties, only official members of the NACO Program may create and revise name authority records in the LC/NACO Authority File. Please see the NACO Program website for more information on membership.
This course covers basic NACO AACR2 skills for those new to authority work but who have some basic knowledge of cataloging and the MARC formats. It is useful also to experienced catalogers, supervisors, and trainers. Some familiarity with MARC is helpful. These materials do not cover NACO authority work in RDA: Resource Description & Access.
The course is designed as a five day workshop, consisting of 30 hours of instruction.
|Last Update: January 15, 2013|