International authority control will soon be a reality. Examine the projects that are moving the information science professions in that direction today!
In Authority Control in Organizing and Accessing Information: Definition and International Experience, international experts examine the state of the art and explore new theoretical perspectives. This essential resource, which has its origins in the International Conference on Authority Control (Italy, 2003), addresses standards, exchange formats, and metadata with sections on authority control for names, works, and subjects. Twenty fascinating case examples show how authority control is practiced at institutions in various nations around the world.
Authority Control in Organizing and Accessing Information provides an essential definition of authority control and then begins its sharply focused examinations of essential aspects of authority control with a section entitled State of the Art and New Theoretical Perspectives. Here you’ll find chapters focusing on:
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ARLENE G. TAYLOR is professor emerita, School of Information Sciences, University of Pittsburgh, and author of several works on cataloging and classification and authority control. She has received ALA's Margaret Mann Citation in Cataloging and Classification and the ALA Highsmith Library Literature Award.Review:
"A much-needed resource... A highly readable overview of some of the key debates in global classification and bibliographic cataloging." -- Derrick L. Cogburn, PhD, Assistant Professor of Information Studies, School of Information Studies, Syracuse University
"An invaluable addition to the literature on authority control in library online systems." -- Linda Barnhart, MA, MLIS, Head, Catalog Department, University of California, San Diego Libraries
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