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Cataloging and Metadata Services
126 Paterno Library
University Park, PA 16802-1808

Staff Directory

Phone: (814) 865-1755
Fax: (814) 863-7293



NACO Resources



  • NACO Training for OCLC Libraries
    - Each contributor has a copy; one copy in Cataloging Reference

  • Authorities: Format and Indexes - OCLC  

  • USMARC Format for Authority Data
    [includes: Descriptive Cataloging Manual: Z1, Name and Series Authority Records [yellow sheets]
    - Available in Cataloger's Desktop; one copy in Cataloging Reference 

  • MARC 21 Format for Authority Data - Library of Congress

  • NACO Participants' Manual
    - Available in Cataloger's Desktop; included in the training manual; two copies in Cataloging Reference 

  • Anglo-American Cataloguing Rules, 2nd ed., 1988 revision (AACR2R)
    - Available in Cataloger's Desktop; one copy in Cataloging Reference

  • Library of Congress Rule Interpretations
    - Available in Cataloger's Desktop; three copies in Cataloging Reference 

  • Guidelines for Reporting NACO BFM

  • OCLC Connexion: Searching Authorities Quick Reference (PDF)




Personal Names

Corporate Names

Geographic Names

  • U.S. Gazetteer Files - Official source of U.S. geographic names from the Census Bureau
  • GEOnet Names Server (GNS) - Official Source for geographic names; this is the National Imagery and Mapping Agency's (NIMA) database of foreign geographic feature names

PSUL Policies


PSUL Contributors

John Attig, NACO Coordinator (JXA16)

Valerie Allen (VAA2)

Paige Andrew (PGA2)

Jade (Yurong) Atwill (YYA2)

Ann Copeland (AUC1)

Jeff Edmunds (JHE2)

Robert Freeborn (RBF6)

Susan Hamburger (SXH36)

John Hamilton (JXH13)

Charlene Hitchcock (CXH199)

Susan Houser (SEH7)

Lily Huang (JUH44)

Steve Kroger (SXK16)

Susan Lane (SML145)

Anna Letowski (AZL2)

Fannie Mui (SXM53)

Richard Paone (ROP2)

Jacqueline Peagler (JYP1)

Ken Robinson (KJR106)

Brent Stump (BDS10)

Jeff Ungar (JJU1)

Christopher Walker (CHW16)


NACO Revisors

For Corporate Names: John Attig, Ann Copeland, Rob Freeborn, Christopher Walker

For Personal Names: John Attig, Ann Copeland, Rob Freeborn, John Hamilton, Ken Robinson, Christopher Walker

For Series: John Attig, Ann Copeland, Christopher Walker



  • Penn State NACO Contributors:

  • NACO Trainer [Mary Charles Lasater]:

  • LC Cooperative Cataloging Liaison [Carolyn Sturtevant]: