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The Serials Cataloging Cooperative Training Program (SCCTP) provides standardized training materials in the field of continuing resources. The SCCTP program no longer maintains lists of trainers or training events.

The vision of the Serials Cataloging Cooperative Training Program (SCCTP) is to increase the pool of knowledgeable serials and integrating resource catalogers and raise the quality of cataloging records contributed to shared databases. The educational components of the program are designed to be affordable, authoritative, and effective. The program will be evaluated on an ongoing basis to ensure cooperation among sponsoring agencies, ease of administration, adequate funding, and attainment of educational objectives.

The Cooperative Online Serials (CONSER) Program, a component of the Program for Cooperative Cataloging (PCC) maintains the training materials. The North American Serials Interest Group (NASIG), American Library Association's Serials Education Committee, and OCLC network affiliates have contributed to various aspects of the program.

Goals of the Program

  • Provide uniform core training materials that are adaptable to meet specific user needs.
  • Provide a broader understanding of the CONSER Program, its publications, goals, and benefits to all who work with continuing resources.