Authority Control Backfile

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ow can you make sure the people using your catalog discover all of the resources available in your collection? With Authorities Processing. When your catalog is consistent and accurate, resources are easier for patrons to find. MARCIVE will take your existing file of MARC bibliographic records and standardize:

  • Name headings
  • Series and uniform title headings
  • Subject headings
  • Genre headings

We use the most current version of the Library of Congress (LC), Library and Archives Canada (LAC), National Library of Medicine (MeSH), Genre (LCGFT and GSAFD), Thesaurus for Graphic Materials (TGM), and Faceted Application of Subject Terminology (FAST).  Our specialized body of software also corrects obsolete MARC tagging and other problems that affect display and indexing in your catalog.
Enrichment (Table of Contents, Fiction/Biography, and Summaries) can be added conveniently and affordably at the same time. Reading notes (Lexile Measures® and Accelerated Reader) can be added for free.

At the same time as authorities processing, we like to do as much good as possible. Bibliographic records can be brought up to RDA compliance.  This is a free option for standard processing, both for backfile and ongoing work.  Plus we can add linked data, with no cost to you!

Ready to use our Authorities Processing services?

When you are ready to start the process, contact a marketing representative for a version of the profile that you can fill in. Completing a profile is the first step to keeping your database current and consistent.
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Literature & Forms



Detailed Description of Authorities Services

Authorities Processing Profile - Complete and send to us to begin Authorities work

Authorities Profile Guide - Helpful in answering questions about how to fill out the Authorities Processing Profile

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Resources

FAQ-Authorities Reports (August 2017)

FAQ-URI Adds (August 2017)

Backfile Authorities FAQ (September 2015)

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