Roy Tennant Shares “Library Authorities Alternatives”
The hangingtogether.org blog has a very useful (aka “a keeper”) and timely post by the legendary Roy Tennant, Senior Research Program Officer at OCLC Research, that shares direct links to “alternative” sources for a number of types of authorities and cataloging data.
- Name Authorities
- Subject Authorities
- MARC Documentation
- Classification Data
- Genre Headings
- Thesaurus for Graphic Materials
Why compile the resources and share this post?
Without delving into the dysfunctional politics that has led to the shutdown of most U.S. Government services, we thought it might be helpful to our library and archives colleagues to point out some alternatives to various library authority sources that have been shuttered at the Library of Congress.
Direct to Roy Tennant’s Post: “Library Authority Alternatives” (via hangingtogether.org)
Tip/Thanks to Merrilee Proffitt for the tip.
See Also: OCLC Begins Enriching WorldCat Records with FAST Headings
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