Authority Control class offered online in October

Libraries use authority control to manage the names, uniform titles, series, and subject headings in their catalogs. Participants in this class will learn what authority control is and why it is needed, how to read a MARC authority record, and how to use the Library of Congress authority file. The class will also include discussion of how to keep headings in your local systems up-to-date, and the relevance of authority control in “Next Generation” catalogs and discovery layers. Audience: Library staff with some knowledge of AACR2/RDA, MARC records, and cataloging. This workshop is approved for the NLC Cataloging Certificate Program. CE Hours: 5 This class will be held online from October 27 to December 5. Class participants will access the course web site in order to read materials and complete projects and assignments. The class is held asynchronously, which means that participants are not required to be online at any particular time during the five weeks; however, there is a class schedule with due dates that participants are expected to meet. The instructor will interact with the participants during the course to offer feedback and provide explanations of material. To register, go to the NLC Training and Events Calendar.
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