PCC NACO Training Invitation

Library of Congress

March 14-18, 2005


NOTE:  Please do not forward this invitation to other institutions or to online lists without consulting the NACO training coordinators on the LC Coop Team:  Patricia R.Van Ryn ([log in to unmask]) or David Saah ([log in to unmask]).  Thank you for your cooperation.


NACO Training Course at the Library of Congress (LC), Washington, DC

March 14-18, 2005


The Cooperative Cataloging Team is offering a five-day NACO training course at the Library of Congress, March 14-18, 2005. The training course will be of greatest interest to new or current NACO libraries who have a small number of catalogers in need of training, and who do not anticipate having a NACO trainer visit their institution to work with a larger group.  Each institution will be responsible for its participantsí travel and accommodation costs.  However, there is no fee for the class itself.


Participants will be asked to download and print training manuals to bring with them.  At this time materials will include OCLC record displays.  RLIN training materials will be available when NACO functionality is implemented in RLIN21.


To Register for the NACO Training Course:


New libraries must submit an application to join the Program for Cooperative Cataloging  (PCC) before they may receive NACO training.  Current NACO partners are asked to submit an application to update their institutionís information with the following:  the names of the director, the technical services administrator, the NACO contact, and the backup person for the NACO contact.  Under new agreements in the PCC, NACO institutions are required to commit to contribution goals and to name a backup for the NACO contact to promote program continuity in the event of staff changes. The online application form appears at:



Before submitting a PCC application, new institutions are encouraged to contact one of the NACO training coordinators to discuss any questions (see below for the contact information). When your institutionís participants are approved to participate in the training class, please send in pertinent background information on each participant.


Expressions of interest in the training class and all requests for more information should be directed to  the NACO training coordinators by February 9, 2005. The deadline for submitting applications is also on February 9.


The NACO training coordinators will confirm participation in the training course by February 9, 2005, so that participants have the necessary lead time to make their hotel and travel arrangements to Washington, DC.  (Please do not make travel and hotel arrangements before receiving confirmation).  Participants may make their own hotel arrangements or reserve rooms at Capitol Hill Suites, which is offering a discounted rate ($169 single room rate; $189 double) through February 11, 2005.  To make a reservation, register on the online meeting reservation page:




 or call the hotel at 202-543-6000. 


NACO Training Coordinators:

Cooperative Cataloging Team

Library of Congress

Washington, DC


Patricia R. Van Ryn ([log in to unmask])

(202) 707-4464; (202) 252-2082 fax


David M. Saah ([log in to unmask])

(202) 707-3131; (202) 252-2082 fax


Programs at the Library of Congress programs comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act.  If special accommodations are needed for any participant to attend this class, please include pertinent information when responding to this invitation.