Authority Control

What it Means and Why You Need It

Casey Cheney, vice president of automation services, explains what authority control is and how it enhances patron discovery in a library. She discusses disambiguation, standardization, collocation, and new avenues for controlled vocabularies in library and archival metadata.


Explore our authority control wiki for detailed explanations of our processing options for your catalog. If you'd like to tinker with the profile or run a sample batch to see how an automated authority control process handles your records, we'd be happy to set up a test login for you. Call us at 1-800-288-1265 or send us a note.

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