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Note: As of September 2019, there is a temporary moratorium on accepting new members into the CONSER program because the PCC Secretariat is focused on revising documentation and training resources in preparation for anticipated changes in RDA. Until the moratorium has been lifted, please do not submit any applications to join the program. Exception: Existing funnel projects may add new members.

The current categories of CONSER membership are Full, Associate, CONSER Enhance, Funnel, and Expedited PCC Institutional Membership. For a description of the levels and requirements of membership, see CONSER Program Membership Information.

Membership is open to active independent NACO members. NACO members may request CONSER membership through their PCC Directory account. Please complete the application form below and upload the form via your PCC Directory account as part of your request for CONSER membership.

Download the CONSER application form [Word; 27 KB].

CONSER membership is open to active independent NACO institutions that prior to CONSER training have:

  • Proficiency in using RDA and LC-PCC Policy Statements for new cataloging
  • Familiarity with and access to CONSER documentation
  • Proficiency in applying standardized schemes for subject analysis and classification
  • Routine cataloging contributions to the OCLC database
  • Experience and strength of serials cataloging operation

CONSER Funnel membership and Expedited PCC Institutional Membership are discussed on a case by case basis. For Expedited PCC Institutional Membership please see: Guidelines [Word; 42 KB; 2 p.]


CONSER Coordinator
email: [email protected]

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