Hong Cui, Library and Archives Canada
Transition to NACO: Managing English and French files at LAC
In addition to contributing records to the NACO Authority file (NAF), LAC now maintains and manages a separate French-Language authority file, Canadiana Name Authorities in French (Canadiana), that was created by migrating its former French and language-neutral records into WMS Record Manager. An internal copy of LAC’s former Canadiana authority file has been preserved for reference purposes when cataloguers create NACO records. This talk will report on the background analysis done by LAC prior to becoming a NACO member. In addition, it will describe the data elements unique to NAF, and the use of 7XX fields with subfield 0 to link NAF and Canadiana.a part of the panel,
Welcome to LAC/ Bienvenue à BAC – A new bilingual NACO partner
In 2018, Library and Archives Canada (LAC) replaced its ILS with OCLC’s WorldShare Management System (WMS). As a part of the transition, LAC split its single, bilingual authority file Canadiana Authorities into separate English and French language files and joined NACO in order to manage its English-language authority records. This panel will discuss this national library’s history of bilingual cataloguing, the reason for the changes, and the attempt to ensure that the two files “talk” to each other. NACO libraries will be interested to learn what unique information they may see in these records from LAC.
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