Policy: Level of PCC Contribution


The cooperative approach of the Program for Cooperative Cataloging (PCC) complements that of the Alliance. In the PCC, as in the Alliance, the greatest advantage accrues to each member of a cooperative when all members contribute. PCC standards and training support higher levels of cataloging quality and better user service. Several Alliance libraries already participate in one or more programs of the PCC (see Alliance PCC Participation) and have incorporated this activity into normal workflows. PCC activity should be continued and expanded where feasible for the benefit of all.


  • Alliance institutions that are members of the PCC must maintain their current level of contribution to PCC programs. Members’ PCC contributions include creating and editing BIBCO and CONSER authenticated bibliographic records in WorldCat and participating in NACO and SACO.
  • Members should communicate any institutional changes to participation in PCC programs to the Technical Services Program Manager and the Cataloging Standing Group, who will update the Alliance PCC Participation page.


Current phase: Approved

Written by: Bibliographic Mandates Review Group

Approved by: Shared Content & Technical Services Team on 5/13/2021; Collaborative Workforce Team on 03/08/2016; Technical Services Working Group on 02/16/2016

Last updated: 05/13/2021

Nature of last update: minor revisions