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Using OCLC Connexion to find typographical errors in authority records

Jeffrey Beall (Catalog Librarian at Auraria Library, the University of Colorado at Denver, Denver, Colorado, USA)

OCLC Systems & Services: International digital library perspectives

ISSN: 1065-075X

Article publication date: 1 June 2004

Abstract

Typographical errors exist in bibliographic and authority records and can hinder patron access to library materials. Until recently, a widely available systematic approach to finding typographical errors in authority records did not exist. OCLC Connexion provides a keyword search capability of the Library of Congress Authority File, allowing librarians to find and report typographical errors in authority records. With some modifications, a list of common typographical errors in bibliographic records can be used to create a similar list for authority records. This effort will contribute to reducing the number of typographical errors in authority records.

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Beall, J. (2004), "Using OCLC Connexion to find typographical errors in authority records", OCLC Systems & Services: International digital library perspectives, Vol. 20 No. 2, pp. 71-75. https://doi.org/10.1108/10650750410539077

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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