[Koha] Authorities help
nengard at gmail.com
Fri Sep 18 12:20:07 NZST 2009
To add to Ben's answer - if you don't want to use authorities - you
don't have to - see this FAQ:
On Thu, Sep 17, 2009 at 4:33 PM, Liz Rea <lrea at nekls.org> wrote:
> Ben! It's great to see you on the list.
> Welcome to the global community of Koha users!
> Liz Rea
> 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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