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Program for Cooperative Cataloging

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Through this program, participants contribute authority records for agents, places, works, and expressions to the LC/NACO Authority File. Membership in NACO is open to individual institutions willing to support their staff through a process of training, review, and direct contributions of records to the LC/NACO Name Authority File.

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The PCC affords participants a full course of specialized NACO training and review leading to institutional independence in name authority work. This training is currently offered sequentially in segments that amount to a five day workshop. During the training, guidelines are discussed and expanded upon with an emphasis on building a consistent and predictable file in a collaborative environment.

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NACO Funnels

A NACO funnel project is a group of libraries that have joined together to contribute name authority records to the national authority file.

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NACO Resources & Forms

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NACO partners are global leaders in uniquely identifying authorized names in international databases.

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Authority Control FAQs

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NACO Advisory Group

    The NACO Advisory Group is a PCC group that monitors PCC listserv discussion of NACO-related topics, and provides input when a NACO-related topic appears to be unresolved, unanswered, or ambiguously answered, in routine PCC listserv discussion. The advisory group may refer to existing NACO documentation, refer to a NACO best practice, or indicate that the topic may need additional investigation and policy discussion.

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