Welcome to the Backstage Library Works Automation Services Wiki. Automated services are an integral part of the library world. They allow libraries and their staff to enact positive changes to a large amount of data in a relatively short time period and usually at a much reduced cost compared to manual services. This wiki covers the following automated services: Authority Control, RDA Enrichment, and Record De-duplication.
Authority control is a key component of maintaining consistency across your collection, but it can also be a difficult to understand topic, especially if you're not familiar with all of the rules and terminology.
Exploring this Wiki
To make the most of this Wiki, you will need to search for the topics that interest you.
Explore these Automation Services Profiles:
We have found that some entries have information that the community has found to be very valuable. In order to share this information with the widest audience we have included links here.
- General Authority Control
- Authority Control Processing
- New Series -or- Old Series
- Authority Control Client Demographics
- General Information - (with Terminology)
- Information on Authority Control Sources
Outside of the Wiki
- Learn a bit more about AC by taking a look at our extensive terminology page.
- Sign up for the BSLW AC Listserv
- Log into your AC account
- Visit BSLW main site
Contribute Your Knowledge
We would love to have your help in making this Wiki the most extensive knowledge base for Authority Control. If you would like to contribute an article, please email it to  - please include name of the author for proper credit. We may edit or correct any contributions for correctness and formatting.
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