Know & Go: Introduction to Authority Control

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. But it also can be confusing for librarians who are not familiar with it. Free for members, this session covers the basic principles of authority control, how to implement it in your catalog, and the value that it brings to library users.
 

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn what authority control is and why it is important
  • Identify different types of authority records
  • Understand the structure of cross-references provided by authority records

Target Audience:
Library staff with cataloging duties.

Prerequisites:
None

Homework Expectations and Completion Requirements:

Technical Requirements:
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Session Duration:
This course consists of a one 1-hour session.

Instructor: Emily Nimsakont - nimsakont@amigos.org

March 16, 2020

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm CDT

Online Classroom
United States

Phone: 800-843-8482
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Amigos Member $ 0.00
Non-member $ 35.00

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