Authority Control: Creating and Maintaining Consistency

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Course Description

Authority control, the process of ensuring consistent use of access points in bibliographic records, helps library users discover all relevant information within a library’s catalog. To be effective, authority requires record maintenance. This session will cover the basic principles of authority control and guide users on maintaining consistency in authority records.

Learning objectives for this session include
  • Address the importance of authority control
  • Maintain consistency in authority records
  • Develop an authority record workflow
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This course consists of one 2-hour session.
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