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Title:
Maxwell's guide to authority work
Author:
Maxwell, Robert L., 1957-
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Publication Information:
Chicago : American Library Association, [2002]

©2002
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xii, 275 pages ; 26 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780838908228
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Book

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In this text, authority work is broken down to its most basic components so that you can trace and follow the preparation of a complete authority record. Helpful illustrations identify the key characteristics of good authority records, common acronyms are defined, and cross-references throughout reinforce material. Step-by-step, you'll learn how to: form and record uniform access points; keep thorough and accurate records; share information in an environment of international databases and cooperative cataloguing.


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Library Journal Review

Finally for catalogers, a new book on authority work to fill the gap that has existed since Doris Clack's 1990 Authority Control went out of print. Maxwell's new book covers Part 2 of AACR2 in much the same way that his Handbook for AACR2 covers Part 1. However, the Clack book has better coverage of the theory and principles behind authority control so don't weed it from your professional collection. Maxwell also includes two chapters on subject and genre heading lists. These chapters are preceded by one on thesaurus building. This makes for a well-rounded view of the subject, but if you plan to build a thesaurus, you're better off with Jean Aitcheson and others' Thesaurus Construction and Use (Fitzroy Dearborn, 2002; 4th ed.), which thoroughly deconstructs both the ANSI/ NISO and ISO standards for comparison and understanding. While Maxwell gives no clue as to the intended audience for this work, it reads like a textbook and will probably be used as such. If you're looking for an explanation of Part 2 of AACR2 or generally want to learn what authority work is and why we do it, then this should suit your needs.-April Bohannan, Virginia Beach P.L. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Glossary of Acronymsp. xi
1 Introductionp. 1
Headingsp. 1
Authority Filesp. 3
Why Do Authority Work?p. 6
2 Standards Governing Authority Controlp. 10
Standards for the Formulation of Headingsp. 10
Names and Uniform Titlesp. 10
Termsp. 11
Encoding Standards (MARC 21)p. 11
Variable Fieldsp. 12
Fixed Fieldsp. 18
The leaderp. 18
The 008 fieldp. 20
RLIN and OCLC fixed field displaysp. 29
3 Basic Authority Control Proceduresp. 33
Work Flow When Establishing a Headingp. 33
Changes to Established Headingsp. 35
Creation of the Authority Recordp. 37
The Headingp. 38
Sourcesp. 38
The 670 fieldp. 38
The 675 fieldp. 44
Referencesp. 46
General principlesp. 46
4XX fieldsp. 48
5XX fieldsp. 52
The 663 fieldp. 59
Other Parts of the Recordp. 61
The 010 fieldp. 61
The 040 fieldp. 64
The 053 fieldp. 64
The 083 fieldp. 66
The 667 fieldp. 66
Fixed-Length Datap. 69
4 Authority Control of Namesp. 71
Choice of Namep. 71
Personal Namesp. 71
Corporate Namesp. 74
Geographic Namesp. 76
Name or Subject?p. 80
Namesp. 81
Subjectsp. 82
Names (events)p. 84
Subjects (events)p. 85
Form of Namep. 85
Personal Namesp. 85
Undifferentiated namesp. 87
Corporate Namesp. 89
Omissionsp. 89
Additionsp. 90
Subordinate bodiesp. 92
Geographic Namesp. 93
Omissionsp. 93
Additionsp. 94
Changes to the form as foundp. 95
5 Uniform Titles: General Informationp. 97
What Are Uniform Titles and What Are They Used For?p. 97
When Should a Uniform Title and a Corresponding Authority Record Be Made?p. 100
Choosing the Uniform Titlep. 102
Creating the Authority Recordp. 108
Authorized Headingp. 108
Referencesp. 108
Notesp. 111
Fixed Fieldsp. 111
6 Uniform Titles: Particular Problemsp. 113
Collocation Techniquesp. 113
Translationsp. 113
Collective Titlesp. 116
Laws and Treatiesp. 119
Differentiation Techniquesp. 122
Monographsp. 123
Standardized Qualifiersp. 125
Serialsp. 126
Works Created before 1501p. 136
Manuscript Headingsp. 138
7 Series: General Informationp. 144
Definitionsp. 144
Seriesp. 144
Analyzable Serialsp. 146
Multipart Itemsp. 147
Relationship of the Bibliographic Record to the Series Authority Recordp. 148
Identification of the Seriesp. 151
Choice of Entryp. 151
Sources of Informationp. 152
Formulation of the Headingp. 153
Series Numberingp. 156
Change of Titlep. 161
Seriesp. 162
Multipart itemsp. 166
Parallel Titlesp. 166
Subseriesp. 168
Subseries or not?p. 168
Establishment of subseriesp. 169
Bibliographic record: main series unnumberedp. 171
Bibliographic record: main series numberedp. 171
Very generic terms as subseriesp. 172
Supplements and special numbers to serialsp. 173
Works of Personal Authorship in Seriesp. 174
Series-Like Phrasesp. 179
Republicationsp. 184
8 Series Authority Recordsp. 188
Overview of the Series Authority Recordp. 188
Detailed Treatment of MARC Authority Format Fieldsp. 190
The Heading: 1XX fieldp. 190
References: 4XX fieldsp. 191
Series entered under author: references from the titlep. 192
Series entered under title: name-title referencesp. 193
Reference from other namesp. 193
Title variantsp. 194
Qualification of referencesp. 196
References: 5XX Fieldsp. 197
Numbering: 640-642p. 198
Identification of the Publisher: 643p. 200
The Library's Treatment of the Seriesp. 201
Analysis (644)p. 201
Tracing (645)p. 202
Classification (646)p. 203
Notesp. 204
670 fieldsp. 204
675 fieldsp. 205
667 fieldsp. 205
Fixed Fieldsp. 206
9 Authority Control of Terms: Thesaurus Buildingp. 207
Equivalence Relationshipsp. 208
Hierarchical Relationshipsp. 210
Generic Relationshipsp. 210
Whole-Part Relationshipsp. 211
Instance Relationshipsp. 212
Interhierarchical Relationshipsp. 213
Associative Relationshipsp. 214
Descriptors within the Same Hierarchyp. 215
Descriptors Belonging to Different Hierarchiesp. 216
Choice of Descriptorsp. 216
10 Authority Control of Terms: Subjectsp. 219
Subject Thesaurip. 219
Library of Congress Subject Headingsp. 220
Choice of Termp. 221
Geographic Names Established as Subjectsp. 222
Latest Entryp. 225
Hierarchy in LCSHp. 226
Subdivision Practicep. 227
Independent establishment of headings containing subdivisionsp. 229
Free-floating subdivisionsp. 230
Pattern headingsp. 232
Geographic subdivisionp. 234
Order of subdivisionsp. 236
MARC Subject Authority Recordsp. 237
Fixed Fieldsp. 237
Headingp. 238
Referencesp. 239
Library of Congress Control Numberp. 239
Library of Congress Classification Numberp. 239
Cataloging Sourcep. 240
Citation of Sourcesp. 240
Scope Notesp. 240
Form of Geographic Subdivisionp. 240
11 Authority Control of Terms: Genre/Formp. 242
Use of Approved Thesaurip. 242
Prominent Thesauri Containing Genre/Form Termsp. 243
Multiple Thesauri in a Single Databasep. 245
MARC Coding of Genre/Form Term Authority Recordsp. 249
Variable Fieldsp. 249
Fixed Fieldsp. 251
Creation of Records Based on Existing Recordsp. 251
Subfield [double dagger]2p. 253
12 The Library and Beyondp. 255
Sources of Authority Recordsp. 255
The Utilitiesp. 255
The Library of Congressp. 256
Outsourcingp. 257
Cooperative Cataloging Programsp. 258
The Program for Cooperative Cataloging (PCC)p. 258
NACO (Name Authority Cooperative Program)p. 259
SACO (Subject Authority Cooperative Program)p. 259
BIBCO (Bibliographic Record Cooperative Program)/CONSER (Cooperative Online Serials Program)p. 260
Maintenance of the Library's Systemp. 261
Conclusionp. 263
Indexp. 265

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