PCC SACO Workshops at 1999 ALA Annual, New Orleans
Friday, June 25, 1999

        The Program for Cooperative Cataloging (PCC) will present two
workshops Friday, June 25, 1999, in support of SACO, the Subject
Authority Cooperative Program of the PCC.

        The workshops are open at no charge on a
first-come-first-served basis to all catalogers interested in
proposing new headings and changes to LCSH.  Training materials will
be provided free of charge at the workshop.  PCC programs will comply
with the Americans with Disabilities Act.  At the end of these
workshops, participants will be better able to formulate new subject
headings and propose changes to existing LCSH headings.  In 1998, SACO
participants contributed approximately 20% of the subject headings
added to LCSH.

BASIC SACO Workshop A, 8:30 AM-12:30 PM

Workshop A:  How to Propose Subject Headings for LCSH
Lynn El-Hoshy, Senior Cataloging Policy Specialist, Library of
Friday, June 25, 1999, 8:30 AM-12:30 PM
LOCATION:  To Be Announced on PCC list and PCC Web page
maximum registration: 50

        The instructor will cover how to prepare subject heading
proposals using SACO forms, including performing authority research,
constructing a subject heading, and fitting it into the hierarchy of
the subject authority file, based on appropriate instruction sheets
from the Subject Cataloging Manual.  This basic workshop is a repeat
of a sessions offered in 1995, 1997, and 1998 ALA meetings, and serves
as a good foundation for the more advanced workshop listed below.

ADVANCED SACO Workshop B, 2:00 PM-4:00 PM

Workshop B:  Proposing Geographic Subject Headings for LCSH
Tom Yee, Acting Chief, Cataloging Policy and Support Office, Library
of Congress
Friday, June 25, 1999, 2:00 PM-4:00 PM
LOCATION:  To Be Announced on PCC list and PCC web page
maximum registration: 50

        The instructors will demonstrate how to propose subject
headings in the special areas of geographic names, based on
appropriate instruction sheets from the Subject Cataloging Manual.
Participants will benefit from prior attendance at a basic workshop
(e.g., SACO workshops offered 1995-1999 or from prior SACO

We'll return a simple confirmation if you register by June 4, 1999 as
described below:

1.  Register via the SACO workshop registration form on the PCC
2.  Register via email to:  [log in to unmask], Cornelia Goode, Cooperative
Cataloging Team.   Please include the following information:

Registering for Morning Basic SACO workshop A?  yes   no

Registering for Afternoon Advanced workshop B?  yes  no

Your Name, Title
Mailing address
Internet address
ADA accommodations needed? If yes, please specify:


        Visit the PCC World Wide Web site for in-depth information on
the PCC, SACO, and for basic instructions on creating subject