New Feature: Control Number for Authorities in $0 of Bib Headings

As part of our authority control process, Backstage can now add an authority record’s control number to the matching bibliographic record’s access points. Some ILS databases can potentially use the $0 to generate an easier linking method when updating headings in bib records. Continue reading

Library of Congress to Reissue 640,000 Authority Records for RDA

In preparation for the full implementation of RDA, the Library of Congress (LC) has decided to convert the Name Authority File (NAF) to RDA. The conversion will take place in two phases, with an estimated 640,000 authority records being reissued. This means huge changes are coming, and Backstage Library Works will be taking action to accommodate these changes for our authority control clients.

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