"QUICK TIPS FOR READING AUTHORITY RECORDS"
QUICK TIPS FOR READING AUTHORITY RECORDS Tag Group 0XX 1XX 4XX 5XX 6XX Function Call numbers and control numbers Established headings – Use this form in bibliographic records “See from” references “See also from” references Notes and series treatment information Personal Name Authority records: 670 fields contain source of information for the authority: often gives a clue as to the author’s area of writing 500 fields are other valid name headings related to the person (e.g. pseudonyms) Corporate Name Authority records: Subfield w in 510 field contains coded information to indicate a relationship to another name: |wa refers to an earlier name (a previous name for the corp. body) |wb refers to a later name (a more recent name for the corp. body) In order to avoid endless duplication of cross-references for subordinate bodies, cross references are made only at the parent body record where applicable. An example of this: 1. IMF appears as a see from (410) reference to the name form International Monetary Fund (110) in the authority record. 2. The authority record for the “International Monetary Fund. African Dept.” does not contain a see from reference from the name form IMF. African Dept. Subject headings: Decisions governing the geographic subdivision of a subject heading are coded in the fixed fields. Geographic subdivision in LCSH is done indirectly (the name of the country or state precedes the smaller geographic entity). When geographic subdivision is allowed the code “i” appears in 008/07: o On OCLC, look for the “i” at the fixed field label “Geo subd” in the 3rd column o On SACat, look for the 008 string, position 7 (first alpha character after the catalogued date): 008 860211i| anannbab| |b ana cz n