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Difference between revisions of "Creating Name Authorities: Workflow & Decision-making"

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==== Middlebury's Local Policies<br>  ====
 
==== Middlebury's Local Policies<br>  ====
  
Basic tenet: Create an authority record when cataloger feels there is a need<br>  
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Basic tenet: Create an authority record whenever cataloger feels there is a need. Think about the time involved not only in creating the authority, but when making a change that will create extra work reformatting bib records<br>  
  
#Guidelines: create an authority record when the following is necessary:<br>  
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#Create when the following is applicable:<br>  
 
#*Name needs a cross-reference for a variant<br>  
 
#*Name needs a cross-reference for a variant<br>  
 
#*Name is especially significant or unique to Vermont<br>  
 
#*Name is especially significant or unique to Vermont<br>  
 
#*Name is associated with several (3 or more?) items<br>  
 
#*Name is associated with several (3 or more?) items<br>  
#Use the item in hand for information about variants, birth &amp; death dates, etc.
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#Use the item in hand for information about variants, birth &amp; death dates, etc. (i.e., do a minimum amount of research)
  
 
[[Category:Authorities]] [[Category:Authority_control]] [[Category:Cataloging]]
 
[[Category:Authorities]] [[Category:Authority_control]] [[Category:Cataloging]]

Revision as of 15:35, 14 October 2010

Middlebury's Local Policies

Basic tenet: Create an authority record whenever cataloger feels there is a need. Think about the time involved not only in creating the authority, but when making a change that will create extra work reformatting bib records

  1. Create when the following is applicable:
    • Name needs a cross-reference for a variant
    • Name is especially significant or unique to Vermont
    • Name is associated with several (3 or more?) items
  2. Use the item in hand for information about variants, birth & death dates, etc. (i.e., do a minimum amount of research)