Authority Control Advisory Committee

Authority Control Advisory Committee Minutes

Date: 2002-06-03

Present: Ellen Ellickson, Xinkai Kong, Beatrice Luh, Cécile Mandour, Earl Roy, Rick Sarcia, Dajin Sun, Manon Théroux (chair and recorder). Note: some of these people may actually have been absent ... the recorder neglected her duties! :)

Absent: Audrey Novak.

1. Revised Authority Control Workflows

The committee discussed and approved revised versions of the two authority control workflows:

Authority Control Workflow for Yale Catalog Librarians
Authority Control Workflow for Yale C&T Staff

The group had done a partial revision of these documents earlier to incorporate changes brought about by the switch to MARS, but never posted them. Now, they have been further revised to reflect the Voyager environment and the new Export Q program. They also incorporate the simpler heading validation policies for C&T staff that were approved at the last Voyager Cataloging Implementation Group meeting. We are no longer requiring copy cataloging staff to validate conference names and uniform titles. We are only requiring them to validate series, personal names with compound surnames or prefixes, and music name/titles. The existing validation policies were seen as too complex and time-consuming and staff didn't seem to be following them anyway. Manon would like to post the new workflows on June 5th, the day we go live with cataloging in Voyager.

2. Voyager Training Workshops

The committee briefly discussed the Export Q workshop, given by Audrey Ho, and the Heading Validation, workshop given by Manon.

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