SACO Coordinating Committee
The SACO Coordinating Committee is responsible for coordinating the Library's ongoing participation in the Subject Authority Cooperative (SACO) component of the Program for Cooperative Cataloging (PCC). The SACO program allows catalog librarians to propose new and updated authority records for inclusion in Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH) and the LC/SACO Authority File.
The Committee will report to the Cataloging Coordinating Council. Its chair and members will be appointed to open-ended terms. Preference will be given to catalog librarians who have made successful SACO proposals, been involved in professional activities that focus on LCSH (e.g. ALCTS/CCS Subject Analysis Committee), or expressed a strong interest in subject analysis issues.
Comments to: Christopher Smith
SACO Home Page / Library of Congress
SACO Participants' Manual (2nd ed.)
FAQ: SACO Proposals
Web Resources for SACO Proposals
Ambiguous Entries: Name vs. Subject
Changes in Arts Subject Headings
LC Monthly Lists of Subjects
Tutorial on Searching SCM:SH in Cataloger's Desktop
LC Report: LCSH: Pre- vs. Post-Coordination and Related Issues
Proposing New Headings : Guidelines
Proposing New Headings : E-Mail Form
Proposing New Headings : Minaret Main Menu
Proposing New Headings : Annotated Form
Proposing New Geographic Headings : Annotated Form
Proposing Updates : Guidelines
Proposing Updates : Web Form
Proposing Updates : Email Form
Proposing Classification Numbers: Instructions
Proposing Classification Numbers: Proposal Site (password-protected; contact a member of Yale's SACO Coordinating Committee if you'd like to make a classification proposal)
Last revised: 16 September 2011
For information on other Yale cataloging policies and procedures, go to: Cataloging at Yale
*FAST (Faceted Application of Subject Terminology) is a fully enumerative faceted subject heading schema derived from the Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH), a widely-used subject-access vocabulary published and maintained by the Library of Congress. The development of FAST has been a collaboration of OCLC and the Library of Congress with advice from members of the ALCTS/SAC/Subcommittee on FAST.
Beginning in September 2013, OCLC is systematically adding FAS headings to WorldCat bibliographic records. The records affected will already have LCSH assigned,and the routines will be applied only to records that are attributed as being English-language-of-cataloging.
For more information about FAST, click here.
We get the FAST Headings via record loads from vendors and/or records imported from OCLC. FAST Headings can be in the form of 600 (personal names), 610 (corporate name), 611 (events), 630 (titles), 648 (chronological), 650(topics), 651(geographic name) and 655 (form/genre). All FAST Headings would have second indicator "7" with "ǂ2 fast" and "ǂ0 (OCoLC)fst"
REMEBER that we will continue to retain the Library of Congress Subject Heading (6xx _0), the Medical Subject Headings (6xx _2), and Form/Genre (655 _7 ǂ2 lcgft (or ǂ2 lctgm).
Example of FAST Headings from WorldCat #818953763
The SACO Coordinating Committee and the Catalog Coordinating Council (CCC) have approved to:
The Backstage Library Works Automation Service, our vender for MARS processing, also retains FAST Headings in our bibliographic records, as per our profile..