Friday, August 16, 2002

NACO

The end of next week I'm getting a NACO refresher and training on RLIN. NACO, the name authority component of the PCC, is a wonderful program. I would suggest all catalogers take advantage of the training they provide. The ability to add names to the authority files is very valuable. We can all use our expert knowledge to enrich the database for all. A public library could contribute records for local authors. A special library could contribute records for people in their subject area.

I've already mentioned this, but the LC authority files are now available online. The local author can now see their name in the file. Just another reason to participate.