COOPERATIVE CATALOGING GOES PUBLIC
[extracted from LCCN, v. 7, no. 10, Aug. 1999]
The Public Library Association Cataloging Needs of Public
Libraries Committee sponsored a program "Cooperative Cataloging
Goes Public" at the 1999 ALA Annual Conference in New Orleans.
Sally Sinn (National Agricultural Library), Chair of the PCC,
outlined its organizational structure, and Antony Franks (LC) and
Carolyn Sturtevant (LC) explained the component programs of the
PCC. Joan Swanekamp (Yale University) demonstrated how to
recognize PCC records in the national utilities. Kate Harcourt
(Cornell University) promoted the value of using PCC records even
among libraries that do not participate in PCC programs. Ruth
Bogan (Cooperative Computer Services) told of her colleagues'
appreciation for the training experience and the satisfaction they
felt in contributing authoritative records to the national files.
Louisa Kreider (Cleveland Public Library) described her library's
implementation of BIBCO and mentioned the benefits of improved
quality in cataloging, reduction in books backlog, and the
appearance in national databases of records for holdings unique to