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authority file

noun, Library Science.
a file, either on cards or in machine-readable format, in which decisions involving bibliographic records, particularly for form of entry, are recorded to establish a precedent or rule for subsequent decisions and to provide for consistency of entries.
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1975-80 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The authority file could then be used to find headings on bib records, but that process would require many months.
  • The policies will be developed during a six month period following the automatic pre-population of the authority file.

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