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Authority Control - Online 


Libraries use authority control to manage the names, uniform titles, series, and subject headings in their catalogs. Participants in this class will learn what authority control is and why it is needed, how to read a MARC authority record, and how to use the Library of Congress authority file. The class will also include discussions of how to keep headings in your local systems up-to-date, and the relevance of authority control. Audience: Library staff with knowledge of AACR2/RDA, MARC records, and cataloging.

This workshop is approved for the NLC Cataloging Certificate Program and is a REQUIRED class for the program.

Courses are open only to Nebraska residents or those who are employed by a Nebraska library.

CE Hours: 5

This class will be held online from February 7th to March 13th. Class participants will access the course website in order to read materials and complete projects and assignments. The class is held asynchronously, which means that participants are not required to be online at any particular time during the five weeks; however, there is a class schedule with due dates that participants are expected to meet. The instructor will interact with the participants during the course to offer feedback and provide explanations of the material.

To receive full credit, participants must complete all assignments and receive a 75% for the class.  

Class Format
Date Time
2/7/2022 -   (Central Time)
No Charge
Shoshana Patocka
CE Hours
Capacity Available Seats
20 10
Registration Starts Registration Ends
1/3/2022 1/30/2022
For Further Information Sponsors
Shoshana Patocka