At UHM, we do review each other's NARs before uploading them, and we
believe that it is worthwhile to do so. Most of us in this department
are 10+ years NACO veterans, but we still do occasionally find errors or
omissions in each other's NARs. For our newest cataloger, the review is
a good learning opportunity on both ends -- she learns from being
reviewed, of course, but she also learns from reviewing.
Michael A. Chopey
Head, Cataloging Dept.
University of Hawaii at Manoa Libraries
Honolulu, HI 96822
phone (808) 956-2753
fax (808) 956-5968
John Attig wrote:
> Penn State is re-evaluating its procedures for contributing Name
> Authority Records through NACO. We would like to know whether your
> institution has a policy that every NAR is checked by someone other
> than the cataloger who created the record before it is contributed.
> If so, do you feel that this level of quality control is justified in
> terms of the errors identified?
> John Attig
> NACO Coordinator
> Penn State