Name Authority Headings for Canadian Entities
After consultations with the Library and Archives Canada, LC-CPSO have revised documentation for creating Canadian corporate name authority records in the LC/NACO Name Authority File.
Essentially, the revised procedure allows a NACO member to contribute a corporate name authority record to the authority file and then notify the Library and Archives Canada (LAC) through a web form available on the PCC web site at:
Please note that this simplified procedure requires the cataloger to provide an e-mail address so that the LAC may respond directly to the cataloger making the request. Note also that the current practice for Canadian personal names and for citing LAC information in the 670 remains the same.
Descriptive Cataloging Manual (DCM) update 3, issued August 1, 2007 contains the relevant guidelines in the Z1,1XX section.
Anthony R.D. Franks
Team Leader, Cooperative Cataloging Team
Library of Congress