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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 PCC programs are:

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

What's New?

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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.

PCC Linked Data Pilots

PCC Task Groups

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Top Resources and Forms

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Join the PCC

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

PCC Organization and Governance

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Upcoming Meetings and Events

August 2020

PCC Virtual Meeting

August 18, 2020
(to be held in place of PCC meetings originally scheduled for the now-cancelled ALA Annual Conference - stay tuned for details).

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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

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