Authority Control Backfile


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), and NASA files. 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®, Accelerated Reader, and Reading Counts!) can be added for free.

At the same time as authorities processing, we can bring up the bibliographic records up to RDA compliance.  This is a free option for standard processing, both for backfile and ongoing work.

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.