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Program for Cooperative Cataloging

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The Program for Cooperative Cataloging (PCC) seeks to be a democratic and diverse organization whose mission and goals are determined by its membership. Members govern the programs through participation in program events, standing committees, and task groups. PCC is a cooperative cataloging venture wherein members contribute bibliographic records and related data under a common set of standards and conventions using the bibliographic utilities.

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PCC programs

PCC members contribute high quality records and subject proposals conforming to approved standards. The four (4) PPC programs are:

  • BIBCO Monographic records
  • CONSER Continuing resource records
  • NACO Name authority records
  • SACO Subject authority records

What's New, Decisions, Policies, and Guidelines

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  • Announcement: Library of Congress Announces Report and Assessment of its First BIBFRAME Pilot (June 17, 2016)

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PCC Training

The PCC conducts specialized training and mentoring for participants and non-members in freely-available online formats and in conjunction with meetings and conferences.

  • The Cataloger's Learning Workshop (CLW) page is the PCC's training portal. It includes a wealth of training materials in all formats for all members of the library community.

Top Resources and Forms

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PCC Task Groups

View PCC task group charges and links to related documents

Join the PCC

PCC members participate in programs that shape the future of cataloging and reduce the costs of cataloging for everyone.

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Plus: Special information
for Library Directors

PCC Organization & Governance

Learn more about PCC governance, committees, and task forces

Upcoming Meetings and Events

November 2016

PCC Policy Committee Meeting (PoCo)

Agenda (Word; 33 KB)

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PCC Reports

Locate essential PCC reports and meeting summaries

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PCC members keep up online with the latest program information on training, standards, and policies