Thanks for the information Joshua. I'll look into Koha for this and see
if it meets the needs. I think the person teaching the class wants the
students to create authorities, so I'm not so sure that a good base of
authority records is needed.
Joshua Ferraro said the following on 5/25/2006 10:26 AM:
> Hi Ed,
> Koha (http://koha.org) uses MARC authority records. You can demo
> the authority headings search on LibLime's OPAC demo:
> What we're lacking is a really good MARC21 Authorities Records (the
> example you see above was generated from the data in that database
> rather than from an external authorities file). I've looked into
> purchasing authorities from the LOC but it's pretty expensive. If
> you have access to a good set of authorities and would like to
> test the capabilities of the system using them, let me know.
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> On Thu, May 25, 2006 at 09:53:09AM -0400, Edward Corrado wrote:
>> Hello All,
>> I have been asked to set up an Open Source ILS for someone who is
>> teaching a cataloging class this summer. One of the things she was
>> hoping to be able to do with it is have students work with MARC
>> Authority records. I can't find any evidence that any of the currently
>> available  Open ILS systems use MARC Authority records . Does
>> anyone know of one that does? Maybe I'm missing something.
>> Ed C.
>>  A 2002 article in Information Today
>> (http://www.librarytechnology.org/ltg-displaytext.pl?RC=9975) mentions
>> that the LearningAccess ILS uses MARC Authority records, but I went to
>> there website and didn't see any evidence that this product was still an
>> Open Source program (and also I didn't see no way to download it). I
>> will probably contact them separately if I can't find another system to use.
>>  It appears that Evergreen will use MARC Authority records, but the
>> wiki says "authority control in marc editor" is still on the to-do