Technical Services Q&A: Who Are You? An Introduction to Name Authorities

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Thursday, June 20, 2024 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

This session covers practical issues regarding name authority records in basic cataloging workflows. It explores the value of authority headings and introduces the steps necessary to develop a name authority heading (authorized access point). The presentation includes some theory and emphasizes how to create personal name headings according to RDA guidelines. Copy-cataloging examples from OCLC Connexion client will be used. Join the Technical Services Committee as we explore how authority records impact discovery and access in our libraries! 

The CARLI Technical Services Q&A Webinar Series offers an opportunity to gather with CARLI staff and your technical services colleagues across the consortium to discuss technical services topics. Topics will frequently focus on Alma issues ranging from acquisitions and cataloging workflows for physical resources to electronic resources management. Sessions may include how-to presentations, discussions of consortial practices, and opportunities for everyone to ask and answer questions on different issues. Each session is recorded and archived.

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