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University Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Content Access Management (CAM)

Authority Maintenance

Authority control is the process of selecting one form of name or title from among available choices and recording it, the alternatives, and the data sources used in the process. It is essential for effective retrieval of resources. It provides consistency in the form of access points used to identify persons, corporate bodies, and works. Authority control is central to the organization for information.

The Authority Control Team is responsible for authority maintenance work for the University of Illinois online catalog.

  • Authority Control Team Leader: Qiang Jin 
  • Academic Hourly: Deren Kudeki (July 2015 - January 2017)
  • Graduate Assistants: Jessica Good (August 2015 - May 2016);  Hui Lyu (August 2016 - May 2017)
  • Graduate Hourly: Jessica Good (May 2016 - August 2016);  Alice Chen (May 2017 - August 2017)

The Authority Control Team focuses on fixing estimated over 1,000,000  incorrect personal names, corporate names, series titles, and subject headings in our bibliographic records (not including rare books records) in the library catalog.