Materials have not been updated since March 31, 2013, PCC Day One for RDA Authority Records.
Important Note: These training modules are freely available to anyone to use at any time. However, current PCC/NACO members wishing to contribute RDA name authority records to the LC/NACO Authority File must make formal training arrangements through the PCC Secretariat in order to ensure coordination of the required post-training webinars and the mandatory review period.
This training is designed for existing NACO Program members who are making the transition from AACR2 to RDA: Resource Description & Access for NACO contributions. It is assumed that participants are comfortable with creating and updating NACO authority records in the MARC 21 Authority Format, and are aware of NACO documentation and contribution parameters.
This training is general in nature, and highlights the differences between AACR2 NACO headings and references, and RDA NACO authorized access points and variant access points. There is a concentration on the new RDA-inspired MARC 21 fields that can be added to NACO authority records.
This training is not designed for new NACO Program members with no previous authority experience, and it does not cover specialized areas of NACO work, such as authorized access points for music, law, series, and religious materials.
Structure and Delivery
The training is modular, consisting of online videos, demonstrations, and quizzes. Upon successful completion of the training, participants are expected to participate in two live webinars (90-120 minutes each), where questions may be asked, additional NACO RDA topics will be covered, and any PCC RDA NACO policy updates will be shared and discussed.
A period of mandatory review will follow the successful completion of the training. Arrangements for the review will be made through the PCC Secretariat.
Current independent NACO members in good standing who are transitioning from AACR2 to RDA: Resource Description & Access for NACO contributions.
Important Note: Current PCC/NACO members wishing to contribute RDA name authority records to the LC/NACO Authority File must make formal training arrangements through the PCC Secretariat in order to ensure coordination of the required post-training webinars and the mandatory review period.
February 1, 2013: List of NACO Institutions and NACO Funnels (PDF : 70 KB) that have made formal training arrangements through the PCC Secretariat, arranged by scheduled training dates. If your NACO institution or NACO funnel is not listed here, contact the PCC Secretariat.
The course consists of approximately 5 hours of video instruction, 5 hours of online demonstrations and discussion, and 12 exercises and quizzes to be completed at the trainee's own pace.