Notes from a NACO trainer--but not necessarily the last word.
The NACO Parameters with examples that we include in current NACO training
documents are based in part on the second paragraph of the DCM Z1
"Generally, make a name authority record for any personal or corporate
(including geographic) name heading that may be used as a main or added
entry heading, whether it is actually first used as (or as part of) a main
entry heading, a secondary entry (including a subject entry), or in certain
cross references (e.g. hierarchy 4XX references, 5XX reference)."
Wishing to explain the parenthetical "or as part of", we've included
examples in the NACO Parameters that we teach on the first day of the week
showing the need for authority records for elements in a hierarchy or for
names used as qualifiers.
Looking on our NACO page, the upper left "ABOUT NACO" is the link where the
NACO Parameters are included. Unfortunately, we haven't noticed that this
display could use updating to include the examples. We'll put that on the
long list of PCC web enhancements.
In my LCRI 24.7B Additions [to conferences] page, under Location, I have
written a note in the margin as a result of consulting with CPSO and Coop
colleagues in earlier years when I did more NACO training and review. Near
the sentence beginning "When transcribing a local place, give its
catalog-entry form (as modified...)", I have pencilled in "place as
qualifier needs NAR." The intention has been that an institution name as
addition may be transcribed as it appears, down to the diacritics, and need
not have a NAR or match an existing NAR catalog form. Place names need the
This is the perspective of someone who works the later shift. The early
morning crowd may offer additional comments.
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----- Original Message -----
From: "Pat Williams" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Tuesday, November 28, 2006 4:22 PM
Subject: Re: NACO: conference locations
> As I recall, Chicago's NACO trainers and reviewers emphasized that
> conference locations should conform to the form of the heading as
> established in the authority file, whether it was a geographic heading or
> corporate body. If the location was not established already, we were told
> to create an authority record for it. The only exceptions I can recall
> locations such as hotels, which did not have to be established
> formally. We are still operating under these assumptions.
> Pat Williams
> University of Chicago Library
> At 12:34 PM 11/28/2006 -0800, you wrote:
> >I was trying to write up for local documentation here what the NACO
> >requirements are for authority records related to the primary one you are
> >contributing. I was surprised that I couldn't find a clear delineation of
> >these in NACO policy documents, especially in the DCM Z1 Introduction.
> >Cristan pointed me to the About NACO document
> >(http://www.loc.gov/catdir/pcc/naco/nacopara.html). (It is bizarre to me
> >that it's here; I definitely wouldn't have thought to look there.)
> >One category that is not given in the list of 5 in that document is
> >conference locations. Somewhere along the way, I got it into my head that
> >we _were_ required to ensure that the location used in a conference
> >heading qualifier was represented in the authority file. (I know that for
> >"other" locations we use the language and form in the resource being
> >cataloged, but still thought that the location had to have an authority
> >record.) Do any of you remember that? Do any of you observe such a
> >requirement now?
> >Paul J. Weiss
> >Catalog Librarian and NACO Coordinator
> >Metadata Services Department
> >UCSD Libraries
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