for Archiving Cataloging Documentation
following documents have been archived. They are of historical
interest only and do not necessarily represent current Yale
University Library practice. They are listed in reverse
- NACO Series Training (May 2003). Details of the NACO
series training sessions taught by Judy Kuhagen and completed
by cataloging staff in the spring of 2003.
for Recording Volumes Missing at the Time of Transfer to
LSF (Jan. 2003)
Cataloging Manual (31 May 2002)
- Local Guidelines for
Reviewing NACO Series Authority Records (November 1999). Guidelines
used by the NACO Coordinating Committee from November 1999
through April 2005 to determine if a cataloger should be
- Interim Workflow for NACO
(November 1999). Workflow used after initial NACO Series
training in November 1999 by Judy Kuhagen. The NACO Series
Review Group met weekly to review all SARs created at Yale.
This workflow was discontinued after all reviewers became
independent in May 2001. Catalogers now submit records
directly to their reviewers..
- Authority Record Change
Report from OCLC Authority Control Service (21 January 1997). Details on
the customized Authority Record Change Reports we asked to
receive from the OCLC Authority Control Service.
- System Specifications for
OCLC Authority Control Service Implementation (20 January 1997). System
specifications detailing how the OCLC Authority Control
Service processing was applied to various categories of
records and headings. Processing was begun in March 1997 and
ended in December 2000.
- Overview of OCLC Authority
Control Service Implementation (20 January 1997). Report summarizing Yale's
implementation of the OCLC Authority Control Service.
Specifies which records were sent for processing and which
headings on those records were processed. Reviews our various
custom processing requests. Processing was begun in March 1997
and ended in December 2000.
- NACO Names Independence (21 November 1996). Report
announcing Yale's institutional independence from Library of
Congress review for name headings in the fall of 1996.
Summarizes our internal policies for granting independence in
Names to individual catalogers and maintaining quality
control. Policies were revised in 2006.
- NACO Names Training (10 June 1996). Details of the
NACO names training sessions completed by cataloging staff in
the summer of 1996.
- Report by the Authority
Control Planning Committee to the Catalog Department (11 April 1996). Progress
report presented by the Authority Control Planning Committee
at a meeting of the Catalog Department. Summarized much of the
Committee's work to date and served as an introduction to
additional expanded reports on specific topics.
- Recommendation to
Discontinue Local 'Description and Travel' Headings (1 April 1996). Report by the
Authority Control Planning Committee recommending that the
local practice of maintaining chronological subdivisions in [Place]--Description
and travel headings be discontinued and that genre
headings be used as needed to provide chronological access for
travel literature. The first recommendation was accepted; the
need for chronological access to travel literature was
rejected and the use of genre headings was not implemented.
- Results of Catalogers'
Survey on Heading Verification (1 April 1996). Results of a survey
distributed by the Authority Control Planning Committee to
Yale cataloging and acquisitions staff. Reports the frequency
with which various categories of headings were searched in the
local vs. national authority files, and the extent to which
heading verification varied for original cataloging vs. LC and
member copy cataloging. Aided in the revising of
- Recommendation to Expand
NACO Participation (27 March 1996). Report by the Authority
Control Planning Committee addressing the need for expanded
participation in the NACO program as a prerequisite to OCLC
processing. Includes the recommendation that NACO training
from the Library of Congress be provided for all professional
cataloging staff responsible for creating authority records.
NACO training was subsequently completed in the summer of
- Recommendation to LMC to
Implement the OCLC Authority Control Service (10 July 1995). Excerpt from a
report made to Library Management Council by the Retrospective
Conversion Planning Committee. Presents the Committee's
recommendation that the Library implement OCLC's Authority
Control Service before beginning retrospective conversion of
the Yale card catalog.
- OCLC Proposal to Provide
Automated Processing Using Its Authority Control Service (15 September 1994). Excerpt
from the original proposal made by OCLC to Yale University
Library for providing automated authorities processing of the