Using the OCLC Authority File: Authorities Series #2

Currently Offered Sessions

No sessions currently scheduled.

Description

This online training session presents the fundamentals of using the OCLC Authority File. Topics covered include:
* Searching the authority file, including a basic understanding of each index
* Editing authority records
* Exporting authority records
* Using the control headings function in OCLC Connexion

The Connexion Client interface is used for demonstration.

NOTE: This course is divided into two 75 minute sessions offered on two separate days. Take home exercises related to the first session will give you "hands-on" experience. Allow an extra 30 minutes after the first session to work on the take-home exercises.

Who Should Attend?

Cataloging staff who want to increase their knowledge of and proficiency with the OCLC Authority File.

Prerequisites

Familiarity with OCLC Connexion and a basic understanding of authorities and authority work. If you are new to authorities and authority work, you should first attend our Brief Introduction to Authorities Webinar.