Cui prodest libraries authority work?
- Eleven years ago, in Florence, during an international conference on authority control, many experts reflected on this important aspect of cataloguing. This paper looks at the current state of authority work and try to conceive some cues to reshape authority control. Libraries can afford this costly process only in cooperation with other partners, especially cultural and research institutions but also publishers, local governments and other interested subjects. Two examples of successful partnership are the Social Networks and Archival Context Project and the well-known Virtual International Authority File. An opportunity for libraries could be also to extend authority control to wide bibliographic databases that abound with homonymies. [Publisher's Text].
Is part ofJLIS : Italian Journal of Library, Archives and Information Science = Rivista italiana di biblioteconomia, archivistica e scienza dell'informazione : 5, 2, 2014
In this issue
- Introduction to FSR 2014 Special Issue
- RDA's Pros And Cons : One Point Of View From Brazil
- New displaying models of bibliographic data and resources : cataloguing/resource description and search results
- Transforming and enhancing metadata for enduser discovery : a case study
- Cui prodest libraries authority work?
- Using a Google Search Appliance (GSA) to search digital library collections : a case study of the INIS Collection Search
- The usability issues of faceted navigation in digital libraries
- An atlas of classification : signage between open shelves, the Web and the catalogue
- Rare books in the Vatican Library : reshaping the catalogue
- Enlightening music : the catalogue and digitisation project of Verdi's archive at the Archivio Storico Ricordi in Milan
- BeWeB : the cross portal of cultural ecclesiastical heritage