Chapter 99. Managing Authorities

Table of Contents

Creating Authorities
Importing Authorities
Setting up Authority Record Match Sets
Manage Authorities Interface
Searching for authorities

This section describes how you can create, import, view, modify, merge, and delete authority records in Evergreen.

Creating Authorities

Currently in Evergreen to create a new authority record, as opposed to importing an authority record, you need to have a bib record open in the bib MARC editor.

  • For example, if you want to create a new author authority you need to have a bib record that has a bib 1xx or 7xx tag with the main entry filled out.
  • Then you need to right click on that 1xx or 7xx tag. In the context menu that shows up, select Create New Authority from this field, then select either Create Immediately or Create and Edit….
  • If you choose Create and Edit…, after the authority MARC editor opens you need to click on the Save button to finally add the new authority record to your system.