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authority control

noun, Library Science.
1.
the establishment and maintainance of consistent forms of terms, as of names, subjects, and titles, to be used as headings in bibliographic records.
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Examples for authority control
  • His new academies, which are largely free from local-authority control, are mostly popular.
  • Covers a verity of topics including cataloging, authority control and serials.
  • Enhance and otherwise edit records in our databases, authority control work, and other tasks.
  • In general there was more support for authority control of names and places.
  • Both of these authority control concerns are giving us pause to think carefully about what library users will demand.
  • Headings are under authority control and should fit into the currently existing heading structure of the catalog.

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