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), Thesaurus for Graphic Materials (TGM), Art and Architecture Thesaurus (AAT),  Homosaurus, 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!

Not sure what your catalog data really needs?  Let us take a look!  We’ll get a sample from you, have our team review and analyze it and make recommendations.  If authorities processing is what is needed, we can process up to 1,000 bibliographic records using our standard processing options.  Returned to you will be the cleaned up bib records, matching authorities records, and associated reports.  RDA Conversion and linked data can be added as well, so you can really see all the good we can do for your catalog.  To this free test, complete a Database Remediation Analysis Request.

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.