NASIG 2015 has ended
NASIG at 30: Building the Digital Future
May 27-30, 2015
Post-Conference Workshops: May 30-31, 2015
Washington, DC

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Saturday, May 30 • 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Workshop: Introduction to Name and Title Authorities for Serials Catalogers, Part 1

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The workshop will provide an overview of the basic principles underlying authority control in the context of serials cataloging and the MARC 21 authority format. The material will describe what authority control is and why it is important. The standards used to create authorized access points and authority records will be introduced.  Basic instructions for constructing authorized access points and authority records for works, expressions, personal names, corporate names, and conference names will be presented. 

The creation of series authority records and subject authority control will not be covered in the workshop.

The workshop is designed for those new to serials cataloging or practicing serials catalogers who wish to review the Resourced Description and Access (RDA) instructions and other standards for creating authorized access points that are most closely associated with serials cataloging. 

Please note: This workshop is not intended as a substitute for NACO program training and does not imply acceptance to the NACO Program.


Les Hawkins

CONSER Coordinator, Library of Congress
Les Hawkins is coordinator of the CONSER program at the Library of Congress since 2003. CONSER is the Cooperative Serials Program of the PCC, an authoritative source for bibliographic records, documentation, and training materials for serials cataloging. In preparation for the implementation... Read More →

Hien Nguyen

CONSER Specialist, Library of Congress
Hien Nguyen has been the CONSER Specialist since 2004. In 2010 she prepared the CSR RDA guidelines to support RDA testing by CONSER catalogers. Her additional experience in RDA cataloging includes being a member of an instructional group at the Library of Congress who planned, prepared... Read More →

Saturday May 30, 2015 1:00pm - 5:00pm