SACO Coordinating Committee

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 SACO Coordinating Committee is charged to:
  • determine and document local SACO policies and procedures
  • recommend changes to local SACO policies and procedures
  • sponsor LCSH and SACO training for catalog librarians
  • review Yale's SACO proposals (upon request)
  • keep current with national developments relating to the SACO program
  • draft official Library responses to proposed rule changes that would affect SACO practice
  • work with the Cataloging Corrdinating Council and the Catalog Policy and Documentation Committee to determine and document local policies and procedures for subject analysis

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.


  • Christopher Smith, Catalog Librarian, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library (2005-, chair 2008- )
  • Éva Bolkovac, Assistant Catalog Management Librarian (2010- )
  • Larry Heiman, Catalog Librarian, YUL NACO Coordinator (2017- )
  • Tachtorn (Wheat) Meier, Catalog Librarian, Copy Cataloging Team  (2010- )
  • Timothy Thompson​, Discovery Metadata Librarian (2017- )
  • Jia Xu, Chinese Technical Services Librarian (2017- )


Meeting Time

  • The SACO Coordinating Committee meets the last Wednesday each month during the academic year from 1:30-3:00 p.m. in 344 Winchester, Technical Services

Comments to: Christopher Smith

For information on other Yale cataloging policies and procedures, go to: Cataloging at Yale

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