Monday, July 01, 2002

Authority Records

Great news! LC authority records are now available online from LC. They are updated daily. For far too long smaller libraries, those without access to OCLC or RLIN have had no access to authority records. There was the searchable file at DRA but that did not provide MARC format. Now even the smallest church or elementary school library has access to these records. "Using Library of Congress Authorities, you can browse and display authority headings for Subject, Name, Title and Name/Title combinations. This service is being offered on a trial basis so that we can assess its usefulness and impact."

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