Authority Control: Creating and Maintaining Consistency

Scheduled Dates

September 1, 2022 10:00am - 12:00pm CDT (Register Now)

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


Homework Expectations
  • Attend live online session or view recording, and complete one written assignment.
  • It is designed for individual participation; each individual must register.
Session Information
Session Duration: 
This course consists of one 2-hour session.
Sarah Matusz -