Application of Authority Control Process in Koha Cataloguing System

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  • Department of Library and Information Science, The University of Burdwan, Burdwan – 713104 , West Bengal
  • Department of Library and Information Science, The University of Burdwan, Burdwan – 713104 , West Bengal

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.17821/srels/2023/v60i4/170603

Keywords:

Access Point, Authority Control, Authority File, Koha, Library Catalogue, OPAC

Abstract

This study suggests a pragmatic approach to the authority control process in library cataloguing systems in order to develop a better database that facilitates speedy information retrieval from library OPACs. The authority control method also creates a unified bibliographic database with separate access points for both library users and library professionals. To review the authority control procedure for the sake of this study, we used free and open-source library management software, namely Koha. Different methods are followed by the Koha administration and its cataloguing module. The bibliographic and authority frameworks are very helpful and conducive to all the libraries and information centers. The originality of this study has been successfully demonstrated by library cataloguers’ observations on frequent strategies for carrying out the authority control processes.

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Published

2023-08-29

How to Cite

Saha, S., & Mandal, S. (2023). Application of Authority Control Process in Koha Cataloguing System. Journal of Information and Knowledge, 60(4), 261–265. https://doi.org/10.17821/srels/2023/v60i4/170603

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