Guidelines for Editing PCC Bibs in WorldCat


These guidelines are to provide clarification as to what can be edited by NACO/SACO institutions and non-NACO/SACO institutions.


Alliance libraries who are not members of the Program for Cooperative Cataloging (PCC) cannot edit most fields in PCC-authenticated WorldCat records. However, non-PCC libraries can add or edit specific fields as listed in OCLC’s Bibliographic Formats and Standards Chapter 5: Quality Assurance. For detailed information, see the following links:

If you are uncertain as to whether or not you should be editing a record, contact the Technical Services Program Manager.


Software: Alma

Status: Approved

Written by: Technical Services Working Group

Approved by: Technical Services Working Group on 9/28/2016

Nature of last update: Updated links, revised wording