Posts Tagged ‘Authority Control’

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 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!

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
  • Stats Page

    Monday, August 30th, 2010

    Any time we process a file for your institution, we generate a Statistical Summary report.  Within this report, we list match-rates, types of records processed, as well as the number of fields changed during processing.  While this is all well and good, as soon as that report is sent out to you, those statistics have been forgotten. (more…)

    New Optional Report (R08 Generic Names)

    Monday, August 23rd, 2010

    New Optional Report – R08 Generic Names

    Backstage has a new optional report that can be generated during Current Cataloging or Basefile processing.  The new report lists all generic name headings.  Below is a brief description of the report as well as a few examples of how headings on this report appear. (more…)