Library of Congress

Program for Cooperative Cataloging

The Library of Congress > Program for Cooperative Cataloging > NACO > LC Literary Author (053) Request Form

Instructions for using form:

  1. Do not explicitly code for an initial subfield ($a) in any field.
  2. Supply a proposed number including cutter based on search of the LC online shelflist (cf. Browsing the LC Shelflist ...)
  3. Supply the author's name as formulated in the 100 field of the authority record, including dates, qualifiers, etc.
  4. Supply the appropriate subfield code preceded by a dollar sign ($) for dates, qualifiers, etc.
  5. Use the diacritics table to cut and paste the diacritic (or spell out) preceding the affected letter (example: Brisce(tilde)no Calder(acute)on, Mar(acute)ia).
  6. To create a delimiter, type in the dollar sign $.
  7. Note: After number has been approved, input number into 053 field in NAR, set 2nd indicator value to "0" (zero).
  8. Do not use this form for complex numbers, problems, to report errors or for queries. Direct these to the NACO liaison at your institution or to the Coop Team.
  9. Proposals for PZ numbers will not be accepted.

Required fields are indicated with an * asterisk.

Institutional MARC21 code:

Suggested classification number (contents of subfield $a only):

* 100: Author's name as formulated in NAR including any diacritics (Do not supply tag number or subfield $a; however, do supply other subfield codes with indicators, when needed):

952: Brief information about author (e.g., author's nationality or place of residence, language used for works, etc.); cf. SCMC F632. (Do not use enter key in this box; do not use for complex or problematic numbers):

952: Additional information or comments (Do not use enter key in this box; do not use for complex or problematic numbers):