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Title Maxwell's Guide to Authority Work.
Imprint Chicago : ALA Editions, 2002.


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Description 1 online resource (289 pages)
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note Available only to authorized UTEP users.
Print version record.
Subject Authority files (Information retrieval)
Contents Acknowledgments; Glossary of Acronyms; Chapter 1: Introduction; Chapter 2: Standards Governing Authority Control; Chapter 3: Basic Authority Control Procedures; Chapter 4: Authority Control of Names; Chapter 5: Uniform Titles: General Information; Chapter 6: Uniform Titles: Particular Problems; Chapter 7: Series: General Information; Chapter 8: Series Authority Records; Chapter 9: Authority Control of Terms: Thesarus Building; Chapter 10: Authority Control of Terms: Subjects; Chapter 11: Authority Control of Terms: Genre/Form; Chapter 12: The Library and Beyond; Index.
Summary Authority work is the linchpin of the library catalog. As the author puts it, ''Without authority control, the burden is placed on the user to think of all the possible forms a cataloger might have used to give access in the catalog to a given author or subject.'' If a subject is not sorted by its authorized heading, then the library and its users and staff are left without a system and ultimately the cost of an unsatisfied user. From one of the preeminent experts in the field, this is the step-by-step guide for ensuring that your library and staff are creating and maintaining authority record.
Other Title 9780838908228