Authority Control: Creating and Maintaining Consistency

Authority control, the process of ensuring that all access points in a library catalog are used consistently, requires a great deal of maintenance to be effective. This session will cover the principles of authority control. It will demonstrate how to clean-up inconsistencies in your authority records and how to maintain consistency.

Learning Objectives:

  • 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

Target Audience:
Any staff involved with cataloging or metadata



Homework Expectations and Completion Requirements:

  • Attend live online session or view recording, and complete one written assignment.
  • It is designed for individual participation; each individual must register.

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

Instructor:  Sarah Matusz -

Contact Hours: 2

September 1, 2022

10:00 am - 12:00 pm CDT

Online Classroom
United States

Phone: 800-843-8482

Amigos Member $90.00
Non-member $180.00