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NACO Annual Report
July 2008-June 2009

Corporate Names
New

Personal Names
New

Names
Revised

Jurisdictions
New

Juris.
Revised

Series
New

Series
Revised

Uniform Titles
New

Uniform Titles
Revised

TOTAL

350

870  78  2   334 17 14   1665

Considering the ever changing landscape of our cataloging department and the challenges of competing demands on the cataloger’s time, NACO Program participation has been excellent.  The University of Florida is required to contribute two hundred new and/or revised name authority records to the National Authority File each year to meet our quota.  We contributed 1,665 records this fiscal year, a decrease of less than 2% from (fy08) 1,684 to (fy 09) 1,665, a reduction by 19, overall.

 

Personal name contributions decreased from (fy08) 949 to (fy09) 870 a decrease by 79 or 8%.  However, 52% of the total (fy09) NACO contributions represent personal names.  Our corporate body names submissions decreased by 2%.  From (fy08) 356 to (fy09) 350, submissions decreased by 6.  Series contributions increased from from (fy08) 270 to (fy09) 334, an increase by 64, or 24%.

 

Again this year, the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Baldwin grant (2nd phase) continued to support the NACO Program.  In July 2008, we lost one of the grant catalogers but, were fortunate enough to fill the position until January 2009.  We attribute the slight decrease in overall contributions to the loss of one NACO contributor for six months and changes in cataloging priorities.  

 

In February, I conducted a training workshop on creating corporate name authority records.  Although the workshop was intended for catalogers it was attended by two public service librarians also.  The public service librarians thought the information would assist them in recognizing the many types of corporate bodies encountered in the catalog.  The workshop covered pts. 1&2 of the PCC NACO training material on corporate bodies.  I expect to hold a workshop to cover pts. 3&4 in fy10 on corporate bodies, and a separate workshop on series authorities.         

     

        

Priscilla Williams, NACO Coordinator

University of Florida

Prepared by Priscilla Williams

 

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