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Canada NACO Funnel Project plus NACO Atlantic: Home



The Canada Funnel was established in 2005 by Jonathan Makepeace, who was at that time at the University of Windsor, Leddy Library as Bibliographic Services Librarian. The funnel began with four charter members and has now grown to 14 members and an Atlantic Chapter.

Training is arranged through the NACO Coordinator of the Funnel and the NACO Coordinator at Library of Congress. Online training is currently offered sequentially in segments that amount to a five-day workshop. There is no monetary cost for training.

If you want to know more about NACO and the Canada Funnel please contact the NACO Canada Funnel Project Coordinator:

May Hmaidan

Cataloguing Librarian

Vancouver Public Library

Vancouver, British Columbia 




If you would like to know more about NACO participation in Atlantic Canada, please contact the NACO Canada - Atlantic Chapter Funnel Coordinator:

Heather Pretty

Cataloguing Librarian

Memorial University of Newfoundland

St. John's, Newfoundland & Labrador 



A NACO funnel project is a group of libraries that have joined together to contribute name authority records to the national authority file. Frequently, funnel members create records in modest numbers, and consolidate their efforts to make a more significant contribution in terms of quantity.

NACO funnels may be based on similarities among libraries for example:

  • Based on subject area, e.g., NACO Music Project, ArtNACO
  • Based on location, e.g., North Dakota Project, Vermont Project
  • Based on membership in a consortium e.g., CALICO South Africa, GAELIC South Africa

Read the NACO Funnel FAQ

List of PCC/NACO Funnel Projects


Through this program, participants contribute authority records for personal, corporate, and jurisdictional names, uniform titles, and series to the LC/NACO Authority File. Membership in NACO is open to individual institutions willing to support their staff through a process of training, review, and direct contributions of records to the LC/NACO Name Authority File. NACO participants also make changes to existing records within certain parameters.

Institutions exercise this membership in a number of ways. Some possess sufficient resources to maintain individual PCC membership through defined numbers of record contributions for each program. In NACO, this means 200 authority records each year for large institutions and 100 for smaller members. Institutions unable to maintain such production requirements, or work in specialized fields, form NACO funnels to pool resources, expertise, and total contributions.

Visit the NACO website