Archive for the ‘Authority Control’ Category

Join us at ALA

Monday, January 3rd, 2011
Backstage in San Diego
On your way to Saturday morning meetings

at ALA Midwinter, set aside some time

to drop in for the semiannual

MARS Authority Control Breakfast.

Backstage Participating in RDA Forum at ALA

Tuesday, December 14th, 2010

As one of the corporate test partners, Backstage Library Works will be participating in a panel discussion on the test phase of RDA. We hope that you will join us in this discussion about RDA and what it means going forward. (more…)

Backstage Plans for RDA Bibliographic Record Handling

Friday, October 29th, 2010


There has been a lot of talk recently regarding what options are available to our clients when it concerns their RDA bibliographic records.  We realized this was a great opportunity to discuss with you our tentative plans during this testing phase.  Our company has always been interested in providing our customers with different processing options, and with RDA there is no better time than to address this. (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!

LC ‘Maps’ Policy Change

Monday, October 11th, 2010

LC has recently made changes to the way that Maps will be handled in subject headings. As such, many people wondered how we were going to handle the changes and allow you the freedom and flexibility to do whats best for you library. Our expert librarian, Karen, drew up this explanation of the changes and how we can help you:

Proposals for handling the new LC policy for map form subdivisions (more…)

Revision to RDA Testing Policy

Tuesday, September 21st, 2010

We’ve recently received information about a revision to the RDA testing policy that we had posted a few weeks ago. You should be able to find the updated information here:

** Note: The update may not be posted yet on the Library of Congress site, it is dated Sept. 2010.

The important aspects of the revision in terms of Authority Control are:

  • The second indicator for the 7XX fields is to be 4 not 7.
  • There will not be a $2 added to the 7XX either