Archive for the ‘Automated Authority Control’ Category

Free Floater Subfield Validation

Thursday, July 7th, 2011

Free-Floater Subdivision Validation (18X)

When a heading is attempting to find a match against Library of Congress (LC) authority records, it is typically the case that the full heading will not find a match. Why is this? It is due to all of the varied possibilities with headings that include free-floating subdivisions. (more…)

MARS Authority Control Updates

Thursday, March 31st, 2011

This quarter has been a busy one for us at Backstage in the Authority Control / Automation service dept. We always get together and discuss upcoming goals and apply priorities to those goals throughout the year, just as everyone on this list participates in their own goals-oriented meetings. And, just like everyone else, sometimes our goals are changed around or new goals come into play that causes us to drop everything and focus on those instead. (more…)

LC Genre/Form Records

Tuesday, March 15th, 2011

We have received several inquiries about how we will be handling the new LC Genre/form records (lcgft)   and 655 headings in bibliographic records.

Our default policy will be to follow the LC/PCC guidelines.  These can be found on the LC Policy and Standards Division Genre/form web page: (more…)

Summary of RDA Options

Tuesday, January 25th, 2011

The following is a clear and concise summary of the main options we have for handling RDA and AACR2 bibliographic records and matching against RDA or AACR2 Authority records.

We want you to receive your records exactly the way you want them, so we have created a number of different options. If you have any questions about any of these options, or would like to discuss setting up a custom process for your records, give one of our project managers a call at (800) 288-1265. (more…)

We’re expanding! RBMS and TGM databases available for searching

Tuesday, January 11th, 2011

We are proud to announce the addition of two new genre databases in which to match your records against.

  • RBMS — Rare Books and Manuscript Section
  • TGM — Thesaurus for Graphic Materials

Read more to learn about each of these databases. (more…)

Have RDA Records Now?

Monday, October 25th, 2010

As one of LC’s RDA test partners, we are currently working on our processes now to ensure that not only will RDA records be able to be processed without damaging existing RDA content, but that we will be able to utilize our existing validation and cleanup systems to give you back the very best available records.

If you currently have RDA records, please contact your Project Manager to find out what we can do!