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NACO Annual Report
July 2007-June 2008

Corporate Names
New

Personal Names
New

Names
Revised

Jurisdictions
New

Juris.
Revised

Series
New

Series
Revised

Uniform Titles
New

Uniform Titles
Revised

TOTAL

356

949

67

12

1

270

14

15

0

1684

Participation in the PCC’s NACO Program at the University of Florida remains a high priority and is a pre-requisite for becoming fully engaged in the environmentof resource discovery by using NACO as a tool to help support efficient information retrieval. Again this year the quantity of NACO contributions decreased from(fy07) 1,911 to (fy 08) 1,684, a reduction of 227 or 12%.  There was a decrease in quanity but never a compromise in quality. The decrease may be attributed to a lesser number of personal names created by the Government Documents cataloger compared to last year.   Like a host of other NACO institutions, we typically submit a higher quantity of personal name authority records simply due to the enormous number of new and already established headings for authors in the OCLC database needing collocation.  This year was no different.  In (fy07) we contributed 1,180 to (fy08) 949 a decrease by 231 or 20%.  Here is an interesting but not unexpected fact: 56% of the total (fy08) NACO contributions were personal names compared to 62% in (fy07).

 

NACO continues to be supported by the 2nd phase of the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Baldwin grant and by the IFAS Center Research reports, papers, etc., and Chinese personal name authority records created and submitted by the CJK cataloger. In addition, we increased the corporate body names submissions from (fy07) 305 to (fy08) 356, an increase of 51 or 17%.  This increase is due to a higher number of corporate body name authority records created or revised to support the CONSER program records in this period.  Series contributions decreased slightly from (fy07) 279 to (fy08) 270, a reduction by 9, or 3.2%.

 

I would like to thank Nancy Poehlmann, Head of the Special and Area Studies Cataloging Unit, who committed to review and contribute all personal name authority records for catalogers whodon't submit authority records to the National Authority File without review. Nancy has been preparing to take over as NACO coordinator.  I'd like to thank Peter Bushnell for reviewing all series authority records and for continuing as back-up coordinator for the NACO  program and for assisting me with the in-house “NACO personal Names Review” workshop that I prepared for the catalogers in November.    

 

To all of the NACO contributors: you are most important.  To the administrators: without your support it would be impossible.  I sincerely appreciate your total commitment to support NACO and I look forward to working with Nancy and NACO in the next fiscal year.        

        

Priscilla Williams, NACO Coordinator

University of Florida

Prepared by Priscilla Williams

 

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