Outsourcing Authority Work

Currently Offered Sessions

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How many times have you asked yourself: What can I stop doing without sacrificing the quality of our OPAC? Or, maybe you have recently learned about the importance of authority control but you don't have the time and/or the staff and/or the know-how to keep up with it?

Whatever your situation, you might want to consider outsourcing all or part of your authority work. In this 75 minute session, you will learn about:
* Authority processing vendors and what they can do for you
* Advantages and disadvantages of outsourcing authority work
* Some pointers in how to choose an outsourcing vendor
* Outsourcing experiences of colleagues in the region

Who Should Attend?

Catalogers and anyone responsible for the workflow of technical services operations


A basic understanding of authority control