[Koha] Authorities help
lrea at nekls.org
Fri Sep 18 09:33:25 NZST 2009
Ben! It's great to see you on the list.
Welcome to the global community of Koha users!
On Thu, Sep 17, 2009 at 3:48 PM, Ben Ide <benide at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi! I'm Ben. Long time lurker, first time malcontent. I mean poster. ;-)
> We use authority records rather extensively here. The best example
> that I can use to explain why would be "Mark Twain."
> Samuel Longhorn Clemens chose the name Mark Twain as a writing
> pseudonym, but his pen name became so widely recognized that nearly
> everyone refers to him that way.
> Having an authority record would allow you to redirect people looking
> for "Samuel Longhorn Clemens" to the recognized name "Mark Twain."
> ...or "Sam Clemens," or "Marc Twain," or one of the other pen names
> that he used.
> It gets more useful for people like Tchaikovsky, who has multiple
> recognized alternate spellings of his name.
> We also use it to pull together iterations of musical works, which can
> get more byzantine. (How many "symphony no.3" titles are there?)
> Hope this helps.
> -- Ben
> On Thu, Sep 17, 2009 at 12:05 PM, scott <scott at sedc.k12.ut.us> wrote:
>> What are the authorities for? I cant find a explanation for them, I am
>> trying to edit the 100 $a field, i figured out how to add authorities,
>> do a search for that authority to stick it in the 100$a field, but whats
>> the point? I could just turn them off, would it have a great affect on
>> Thanks. For those that reply.
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