About Authority Control


To standardize forms of entry for authors, subjects, series, and uniform titles in accordance with national and local standards in order to maximize user access to information in the online catalog.


About Authority Control at USM Libraries

Authority control is supervised by the Senior Catalog Librarian and performed by librarians and staff in the Cataloging and Acquisitions units. USM Libraries has been a member of the Library of Congress’s Name Authority Cooperative Program (NACO) since 2001, contributing records for personal, corporate and conference names. Bibliographic Services imports authority records from OCLC and Validator (TM) to the local Sirsi Unicorn TM database and creates local authority records using AACR2rev, LCSH, and local policies and standards.  

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