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New OCLC user guide available....Authorities: Format and Indexes

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Authorities: Format and Indexes provides details on selected topics that catalogers need to identify and verify information in bibliographic and/or authority records via the OCLC authority file.

Authorities: Format and Indexes
contains detailed authorities-related information that can assist the following library staff:

  • Fully authorized NACO (Name Authority Cooperative Program) participants who lock, edit, and replace master records, and add new records.
  • Cataloging users at NACO institutions who lock and edit master records prior to verification by authorized NACO users at their institution.
  • Cataloging users at non-NACO institutions who edit and save authority records locally and verify names and titles when updating and/or enhancing WorldCatâ„¢ bibliographic records.
  • Public services, reference, resource sharing, and acquisitions staff who verify names and titles for local use or for interlibrary loan.
This new 62 page user guide supersedes the former Authorities User Guide.

It is available online in both HTML and PDF formats.

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