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Name Authority Records

Monday, February 28, 2011 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM) Export to vCalendar
Where:   LCLS Drouillard Electronic Classroom (In Person, Max: 12)
Cost:   Free

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This class provides an introduction to name authority records, which are records that establish an approved form of a personal, corporate, or conference name to be used in headings in bibliographic records. Topics covered include:

--Purpose of name authority records
--Explanation of MARC coding in name authority records, including fixed and variable fields
--See references, See also references, and notes
--Use of name headings in bibliographic records

This is a basic-level interactive class, combining lecture and hands-on training.

Learning Objectives
After attending this class, participants will be able to read and interpret name authority records and will understand their use in authority control of bibliographic databases. Participants will also become familiar with searching for name authority records in the OCLC online authority file.

Attendees should be familiar with MARC coding and be able to read and interpret a MARC bibliographic record.

Type:   Program

Categories: Cataloging, Technical Services

This event is sponsored by Lewis & Clark Library System.

Last day to cancel registrations is: 2/28/2011

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