Wednesday, November 17, 2010

New NACO Node

Very exciting news SkyRiver is now a NACO node.
The PCC welcomes a new NACO Node* member, SkyRiver Technology Solutions. Name authority records contributed through SkyRiver will carry the prefix "ns." The Library of Congress has been working with all NACO nodes to prepare for the new prefix in LC NACO Authority File (LCNAF) records. The first NACO records from SkyRiver will enter the shared database on November 17, 2010.

SkyRiver will use MARC organization codes as identifiers for PCC partners who contribute through their service. SkyRiver's own records will appear under the MARC code CaEvSKY.
I'll have to investigate pricing. If inexpensive enough this could widen NACO participation. We, and I'd guess some other small research libraries, just can't afford OCLC start-up fees. Yet, we have close contact with authors in our subject areas. Our connections and expertise could be valuable to the community. I'm hoping this new NACO node will be priced so we can share without too much pain.

1 comment:

Bryan said...

How do you determine what's too expensive? Is it a certain percentage of the budget? I am just curious to know how anybody decides this. How did you determine that OCLC was too expensive for you?