In answer to a question that appeared on the list
regarding NACO training files:
NACO training materials have been undergoing
revisions since the most recent official editions of May 2001. We have
been making use of PowerPoint presentations in classroom instruction for an
unprecedented number of authority training sessions for the new catalogers hired
in 2002 and 2003 at LC, with materials under development by various
trainers. As some of the newer files have been tested in training both for
LC and for PCC partner institutions, we've spotted places where we could make
To meet the needs of institutions working in
different systems, we have maintained different versions for OCLC, RLIN, and LC
ILS users, adding to the complexity of revising training documents.
Changes in utility review processes have affected portions of the
NACO instructional materials and the NACO training schedule.
After ALA...It is our hope that we'll be able to
devote more time to establishing a full set of updated materials to meet
the training needs of our current and prospective NACO partners. We will
make materials available to the NACO trainers and to institutions undergoing
training by PCC trainers or by their own staff.
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