What is PCC? The Program for Cooperative Cataloging is an International cooperative effort aimed at expanding access to library collections by providing useful, timely, and cost-effective cataloging that meets mutually-accepted standards of libraries around the world. (http://www.loc.gov/catdir/pcc/)http://www.loc.gov/catdir/pcc/
Four Components of PCC: NACO – the name authority program SACO – the subject authority program BIBCO – the monographic bibliographic record program CONSER – the cooperative online serials program
Joining NACO Individual institution membership A group of libraries with common interest form a funnel project to contribute records via coordinator Participants contribute authority records for names, uniform titles and series to the LC/NAF FAQ on Joining NACO: http://www.loc.gov/catdir/pcc/naco/nacoprogfaq.h tml
Member Benefits Participate in the largest cooperative cataloging program in the world Participate in the development and review of cataloging standards Reduce the cost of cataloging operations Reduce the amount of authority creation and maintenance that must be done locally Update and enhance monographic, serial, and authority records Receive free training by experienced PCC trainers and cataloging documentation provided to participants Interact with colleagues at national libraries and other institutions Influence policies and standards, and help shape the future of cataloging practice
NACO Program Parameters Participants agree to follow a common set of standards and guidelines when creating and changing authority records in order to maintain the integrity of a large shared authority file.
List of NACO Program Parameters Basic Documentation New Name Authority Record Contributions Changes to Existing Name Authority records Cancellation of Name Authority Records Bibliographic File Maintenance (BFM) NACO Normalization Cutter Numbers (053s)
Authority Record Contribution and Distribution OCLCLC Overseas OffsBritish Library LC/NACO Authority File (NAF)
How it got started? Growth of East Asian cataloging records Need of funnel model of membership for libraries to make meaningful contribution to LC/NAF “Do You PCC?” in ALA annual 2006 by CCAAM Support from LC and PCC administrators