Automating the Authority Control Process
Authority control is an important part of cataloging and there are a variety of methods for providing it, ranging from time-consuming manual processes to the time-saving automated. However, automated processes often seem out of reach for small libraries when it comes to using a pricey vendor or expert cataloger. This presentation will introduce ideas on how to handle authority control using a variety of tools, both paid and free. The presenter will describe how their library handles authority control, compare vendors and programs, and demonstrate authority control using MarcEdit.