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Connexion browser Module 8: Authority Control (Recording)

How to use OCLC Connexion browser to perform authority control work within bibliographic records.

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Course overview

Authority control is the process by which consistency of form is maintained in headings for names, uniform titles, series titles and subjects used in a library catalog. Authority control can also be used to provide “see” and “see also” references, to disambiguate similar headings, and to collocate records for the same work (such as translations or classical music).

This recording of a live, online course provides instruction on how to use OCLC Connexion® browser to perform authority control work within bibliographic records. After completing this web-based training, learners will be prepared to:

  • Interpret authority records
  • Search and browse the OCLC authority file
  • Link headings in bibliographic records to appropriate authority file records

This course does not cover Authority History, the OCLC Terminologies Service, the Chinese Name Authority File, nor procedures for NACO libraries.

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Start Date

28 September 2016

End Date

28 September 2016

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Recording Length

1 hour 26 minutes