ERIC Number: ED454864
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Nov
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Authority Control on the Web.
Tillett, Barbara B.
This paper discusses how the authority control performed by libraries can help the World Wide Web and suggests some next steps in making this resource of authority records available and used internationally. Topics addressed include: (1) characteristics of the Web; (2) precision and recall; (3) connecting international authority files, including a prototype online authority file and challenges arising from differences in language, cataloging rules, bibliographic record format, and local systems; (4) the digital environment and metadata; (5) multiple scripts; (6) switching the display to a default chosen by the library or user; (7) ISADN (International Standard Authority Data Number); (8) authority record resources; (9) a model for providing access to authority information, including objectives and several scenarios for original and copy cataloging; (10) problems with combining variant forms from all the authority files; and (11) subject authority control. (Contains 13 references.) (MES)
Descriptors: Access to Information, Authority Control (Information), Cataloging, Information Retrieval, Information Transfer, International Programs, Library Role, Metadata, Models, Problems, World Wide Web
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