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BNB name headings and their NACO equivalents

Over 1300 frequent name headings occurring in the British National Bibliography (BNB) have been matched with headings established under the Name Authorities Co-operative (NACO) component of the Program for Co-operative Cataloguing (PCC) and intended for use in MARC 21 cataloguing. This work, which will help users of BNB records in managing the migration of their catalogues to MARC 21, is divided into 4 parts:

  • Introduction describing the selection method and presentation of headings

  • Alphabetical sequence of BNB and equivalent NACO headings showing if they are the same or different or if a NACO heading is not available

  • Frequency listing of headings according to how often they occur in BNB records

  • Statistical analysis of the matching of BNB and NACO headings

For further information please contact:

The British Library
Metadata Services
Boston Spa, Wetherby
West Yorkshire
LS23 7BQ
United Kingdom