Controlled Vocabulary & Thesaurus Development

Contributions to national controlled vocabularies and thesauri:

RDS makes contributions to national controlled vocabulary and thesaurus projects.  Details and coordinator information are given below.  If you would like to request additions to these (or other) vocabularies, please contact us.


NACO: Name Authority Cooperative Program

The Name Authority Cooperative Program (NACO) allows member institutions to contribute authority records for personal, corporate, and jurisdictional names; uniform titles; and series headings to the Library of Congress NACO Authority File. 

Contact: Nathan St. Croix, University of Florida NACO Coordinator


SACO: Subject Authority Cooperative Program

The Subject Authority Cooperative Program (SACO) enables member institutions to submit subject heading proposals for inclusion in Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH), and classification number proposals for inclusion in Library of Congress Classification (LCC) schedules.

Contact: Nathan St. Croix, University of Florida SACO Coordinator

Other Needs:

RDS is available to help develop and/or publish controlled vocabularies for special projects and collections. Please contact us to discuss your needs.