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SACO Workflow at Yale

If you would like to make a SACO proposal to the Library of Congress, please observe the following workflow:

  • Add the proposed subject heading to the bibliographic record, and code it as an authorized LC heading (2nd indicator 0)
  • Export the bibliographic record to MARS using ExportQ, as usual
  • Obtain the password for the Minaret Subject Proposal System from any member of the SACO Coordinating Committee
  • Enter your subject heading proposal into the system (http://classificationweb.net/Menu/subject.html). Documentation for using the Minaret Subject Proposal System can be found on the SACO website: http://www.loc.gov/aba/pcc/saco/proposal_forms.html
  • Notify the SACO Coordinating Committee if you would like your proposal to be reviewed
  • You will not be contacted by LC regarding the status of your proposal. You can monitor the progress and status by searching Library of Congress Authorities, looking at the Subject Headings Approved Lists or looking at the Summary of Decisions from the Weekly Editorial Meeting. Do not contact LC regarding the status of your proposal; instead, track the proposal using one of the methods mentioned above

If your SACO proposal is approved or approved in a different form:

  • Wait until the authority record appears in LC Authorities or LCDB
  • Revise the subject heading in the bibliographic record if necessary
  • Re-export the bibliographic record to MARS using ExportQ [This step is important! It will prompt MARS to send us the authority record and any  future updates]
  • Count the heading in your statistics as "New Subject"

If your SACO proposal is rejected:

  • Remove the rejected subject heading from the bibliographic record
  • Add any other subject headings needed to compensate for the loss of your heading
  • Re-export the bibliographic record to MARS using ExportQ

Comments to: Christopher Smith

This file last modified: 10/29/2014

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