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Title:
Authority control : principles, applications, and instructions
Author:
Clack, Doris Hargrett.
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Publication Information:
Chicago : American Library Association, 1990.
Physical Description:
xiv, 232 pages . ; 26 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780838905166
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Book

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Summary

Authority Control: Principles, Applications, and Instructions covers both theoretical and practical aspects of this complex area, with the emphasis being placed on practical. The theoretical aspects include a discussion of major issues facing the profession today in regard to authority control. The practical aspects treated in the work include general and specific principles for guidance in creating the physical authority records.


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Authority control is that process which standardizes access points in the catalog. If you're a cataloger, you use it every day. If you're not, you vaguely remember it from library school. Clack, a foremost authority on cataloging, provides what may be the definitive bridge between traditional authority control and today's automated, networked practice. Always illustrating discussion with examples, she starts with overviews of the fundamentals of authority control and modern, automated practice, then turns to the levels of authority control, and in separate chapters, the heading, references, sources, other aspects of the physical record, the MARC format for authority, and the control of personal names, corporate names, uniform ~titles, series, and subjects. Clack's thorough coverage will be useful as both a supplementary text and a standard desktop reference in technical services departments. Glossary, bibliography; index. ~--Charles Harmon