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Editing tools for authority records

Discover the available authority record editing tools for use in Connexion client.

The Connexion client provides the following editing tools:

  • Constant data
    • Create (Authorities > Create > Constant Data) and apply constant data records (Edit > Constant Data > Online > [or Local] > [Apply Default or Apply from List]) to avoid rekeying data you use frequently in records.
    • See Apply constant data for more information.
  • Text strings
    • Create and enter text strings for data you use frequently (shorter form of constant data) (Tools > Text Strings or use the Text String quick tool on the toolbar).
    • See Create custom text strings for more information.
  • MARC field Help
    • Look up a specific MARC field description for any field you are working on, via a command that links to Web-based MARC documentation (Help > MARC Field Help or <Shift><F1>).
    • See Use client Help for more information.
  • RDA Toolkit field descriptions
    • Set up and open RDA Toolkit field descriptions for variable fields (RDA = Resource Description and Access).
    • See Use client Help for more information.
  • LC authority history records
    • To track the history or identify past changes for LC distributed authority records, open authority history record(s) or search or browse the authority history file, for example, to check for headings you can no longer find in the LC authority file.
  • Spell checker
  • ALA diacritic and special character entry
  • MARC-8 non-Latin scripts

 Note: For NACO participants, when you work with bibliographic records online and find mistakes in controlled headings, you can open and lock the authority record directly from the name heading field to edit and replace. With the cursor in the name heading field of the bibliographic record, click Action > Lock Linked Authority Record or press <Alt><A><I>.