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PCC Values Statement

The Program for Cooperative Cataloging responds to changing needs of users with

  • development of and adjustments to standards
  • dynamic metadata
  • willingness to work in shared files
  • adaptation of metadata from non-library sources
  • collaboration with archives, museums, publishers, vendors, and others
  • creative usage of automation
  • extension of bibliographic control to a maximum range of resources of interest to users
  • continuing education and training for metadata creators

PCC Vision Statement

Among libraries, archives, museums, publishers, and vendors, sufficiently interoperable metadata exists to permit users to search effectively across the entire information space.