Know & Go: Introduction to Authority Control

Authority control is the process of ensuring that all access points in a library catalog are used consistently, and it is a great help to patrons and library staff in identifying and locating library material. But it also can be overwhelming for librarians who are not familiar with it. This session covers the principles of authority control 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: Sarah Matusz - matusz@amigos.org

August 15, 2022

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm CDT

Online Classroom
United States

Phone: 800-843-8482
Email:

Amigos Member $ 0.00
Non-member $ 35.00