RDA and Authority Records: Enhancing Discovery

RDA contains instructions for recording many attributes of a person, family, or corporate body, and the MARC Format has been enhanced with new fields to accommodate this information. Having such information structured for machine manipulation opens up a new realm of possibilities for discovery of library resources. This session focuses on the use of these new fields in name authority records: how to interpret the information; best practices for libraries providing the information; and the potential for enhancing discovery.

Author: Adam Schiff