Authority Control: Creating and Maintaining Consistency

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Course Description

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 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
Session Information
Session Duration: 
This course consists of one 2-hour session.
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2
Instructor
Sarah Matusz - matusz@amigos.org