Creating Name Authorities: Workflow & Decision-making

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Middlebury's Local Policies

Basic tenet: Create an authority record when cataloger feels there is a need

  1. Guidelines: create an authority record when the following is necessary:
    • 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.
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