Authority Control: Creating and Maintaining Consistency

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Any staff involved with cataloging or metadata
Course Description

Authority control – the process of ensuring that all access points in a library catalog are used consistently – can be a great help to patrons using the catalog. However, it requires a great deal of maintenance and upkeep to be effective. This session will cover the basic principles of authority control. It will also provide guidance on how to clean-up inconsistencies in your authority records and how to maintain consistency on a regular basis.

Learning objectives for this session include
  • Learn what authority control is and why it is important
  • Understand how to maintain consistency in authority records
  • Learn how to develop an authority record workflow


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Session Duration: 
This course consists of one 2-hour session.
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