Step 6.5: Library Adds & Deletes
Sometimes you and your staff download individual authority records related to a bibliographic record in your catalog. You may also remove records from your local authority file for headings that are no longer present in your catalog. In either case, your MARS 2.0 Master Authority File will not reflect these changes made locally by your staff.
MARS 2.0 can apply the adds and deletes to your MARS 2.0 Master Authority File. This will prevent distribution of authority records that have already been loaded into a local authority file and, more importantly, will provide you with any future updates to the records that have been loaded locally.
Removing authority records that have been removed from your local authority file from the MARS 2.0 Master Authority File prevents MARS 2.0 from distributing an update to a record that is no longer present in your authority file.
To have local adds and deletes applied to your MARS 2.0 Master Authority File, you would need to provide Backstage with files of added and/or deleted authority records or the LC number corresponding to the authority record.
Note: MARS 2.0 also needs the files or lists submitted according to usage and type. For example, a file called NAME.DEL instructs us to only remove the name usage for entries listed in that file, as opposed to both name & subject usages.
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