Authority Control: Creating and Maintaining Consistency

Scheduled Dates

March 23, 2021 10:00 am - 12:00 pm CDT (Register Now)

Course Description
Status: 

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.

Course Type: 
Topic Area: 
Target Audience: 
Any staff involved with cataloging or metadata
Prerequisites

None

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
Homework Expectations
Session Information
Session Duration: 
This course consists of one 2-hour session.
Instructor
Emily Nimsakont - nimsakont@amigos.org
Fees
Amigos Member Early Bird Fee: 
$70.00
Amigos Member Fee: 
$95
Non-member Early Bird Fee: 
$130.00
Non-member Fee: 
$155.00