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1 NACO Canada Sharing Our Work, Sharing Our Expertise Jonathan David Makepeace Leddy Library University of Windsor

2 Whats NACO? established in 1977 part of the Program for Cooperative Cataloging since PPCs formation in the mid-1990s cooperative programme allowing participants to add authority records for names, uniform titles and series to the LC/NACO authority file (NAF)

3 Who may join? institutions worldwide commercial or non-commercial no individual members commercial entities do not receive publications free of charge must use OCLC or RLIN separate authorizations for NACO contribution

4 Obligations? no formal contract annual minimum record contribution ARL libraries: 200 records other libraries: 100 records funnel participants: no set minimum informal commitment to continuity

5 Funnel vs Institutional Members Funnel common subject or geographic interest no minimum record requirement coordinator votes in PCC elections coordinator liaises with LC Institutional Membership minimum record requirement library director votes in PCC elections NACO contact liaises with LC

6 Training provided by volunteers trained by LC lasts five days trainee institution must pay trainers costs (transportation, meals, lodging) optimum class size: 12 can alternately be done at LC can later train ones own staff open to any competent level of staff

7 Review six months to one year records focuses on headings and references (and avoiding duplicates) learn about documentation goal is independence (contribution of records without review)

8 What can NACO libraries do? contribute new name authority records (NARs) to the NAF make changes to existing NARs contribute series and uniform title authority records only after supplementary training

9 Standards AACR2R chapters LC Rule Interpretations SCM memo H405 MARC 21 Authority Format including its LC Guidelines Supplement (the blue pages) Descriptive Cataloging Manual section Z1 (the yellow pages)

10 LAC/LC Names Agreement always use LAC name headings, if available, for Canadian persons and corporate bodies if not, we simply create Canadian personal name headings must ask LAC to establish Canadian corporate body headings

11 Who participates? over 400 institutions worldwide over half are funnel members in Canada 2 institutional members 4 NACO Canada funnel members 3 members of subject funnels

12 Why do it? better records lowers cost for all networking seal of quality

13 Coordinates Jonathan David Makepeace Coordinator, NACO Canada Leddy Library University of Windsor 401 Sunset Avenue Windsor, Ontario N9B 3P4 Website: Telephone: ext


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