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Saturday, December 4 • 12:00pm - 12:40pm
Authority Control: Consistency Among the Changes (Backstage Library Works)

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Authority control enhances discovery in your library's catalog, disambiguating similar headings while collocating and cross-referencing related terms. But authority control is more than just housekeeping. Some metadata librarians are using local authority practices to more respectfully recognize marginalized groups or to proactively decolonize their catalogs, replacing outdated terms still in use by national authority files with preferred terminology in their local records.

In this presentation, Casey Cheney explores external and internal changes to headings that affect access in a library catalog. She also discusses how leveraging automation can help a library's metadata team manage updates and propagate decisions made at a local level.

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Casey Cheney

Vice President of Automation Services, Backstage Library Works


Saturday December 4, 2021 12:00pm - 12:40pm HST
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