Name Authority Cooperative Program (NACO) Workshop

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Minitex invites new and long-time Minnesota NACO Funnel members and other guests to a NACO Program training workshop taking place in Fall 2017. This five-day event will cover the entire Program curriculum: foundations for NACO practices; data normalization; FRBR/FRAD; access points and authority records for persons, families, corporate bodies, and works/expressions; authority record maintenance; and, NACO administrative matters. We are offering these sessions as a series of live webinars and one in-person session hosted by Stephen Hearn (Metadata Strategist for the University of Minnesota Libraries and regional NACO trainer). For library staff new to NACO, this workshop serves as an introduction to the Program; current members will welcome a refresher on creating and managing RDA authority records in the MARC environment.

The workshop addresses general NACO principles and practices in depth. Special topics that will not be covered include: authority records for series and music materials (record submission for these requires additional formal training); details on authority records for legal works; details on authority records for religious works.

We ask attendees to bring 3 to 5 (or more) examples of a) personal names, b) corporate body and/or family names, c) place names and/or titles - in any combination - for hands-on work and review. These names and titles should come from real-world materials you or your catalogers are working on.

All workshop sessions will be recorded and archived for on-demand viewing for a limited time.

DOCUMENTATION: Training documentation and links to online materials will be issued to registrants prior to the first training day. Attendees preferring paper copies for local use are responsible for printing them out. Access to the following resources is also required:

- RDA (especially chapters 5-6, 8-11, 16, and the appendices) (via the RDA Toolkit; if in print, must be the 2014 edition)
- LC-PCC PSs for these same chapters and appendices (via the RDA Toolkit)
- MARC Authority Format (via Cataloger's Desktop and/or the MARC21 website)
- DCM Z1 (via Cataloger's Desktop and/or the LC ABA website)
- LC Guidelines Supplement (via Cataloger's Desktop and/or the LC ABA website)
- OCLC database (via your institution's NACO authorization and password)

COST: $250 per institution - one price applies to the complete five-day workshop (multiple participants from the same institution must share one connection).

SCHEDULE: Full NACO training consists of 8 modules delivered over five days. The Fall 2017 schedule is below: lecture presentations will be held in the mornings; virtual "group practicum sessions" will take place in the afternoons, including review of cases from the 3-5 record examples that participants bring to class. "Flex days" are back-up training dates should any Day 1 through Day 5 sessions get cancelled due to illness, weather, or technical problems. Further details on webinar access and training format will be sent to registrants before the first training day and highlighted during the Day 1 presentation.

- Day 1: October 10, 2017 (Tuesday), 8:30 a.m. – 12 noon (lecture); 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. (group practicum session)
- Day 2: October 24, 2017 (Tuesday), 8:30 a.m. – 12 noon (lecture); 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. (group practicum session)
- Day 3: November 7, 2017 (Tuesday), 8:30 a.m. – 12 noon (lecture); 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. (group practicum session)
- Day 4: November 21, 2017 (Tuesday), 8:30 a.m. – 12 noon (lecture); 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. (group practicum session)
- Day 5: December 5, 2017 (Tuesday), 8:30 a.m. – 12 noon (lecture); 1:30 – 3:30 (group practicum session) – IN PERSON
- Flex Day 1: December 12, 2017 (Tuesday), 8:30 a.m. – 12 noon (lecture); 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. (group practicum session)
- Flex Day 2: December 19, 2017 (Tuesday), 8:30 a.m. – 12 noon (lecture); 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. (group practicum session)

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Register by October 3, 2017.

Who Should Attend?

This is a private training event. Only invited Minnesota NACO Funnel institutions and other current NACO institutions may participate. Current NACO members are strongly encouraged to attend all live sessions.


1. Current status as an independent NACO institution or member of a NACO funnel.

2. Access to the resources listed in the "Documentation" section above.