Bilindex and authority work

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Bilindex and authority work

Chahbenderian, Estela <estela@…> 2011-06-06 12:15:05 GMT
Dear catalogers,

I'm concerned about Spanish subject authority records for Bilindex users. We are a small academic library
in Argentina and we use LCSH for subject cataloging and their correspondent authority records for our
authority catalog (we have ALEPH as the integrated system and OCLC as the bibliographic utility).
Recently we have subscribed to Bilindex as we want to maintain subject headings both in English and in Spanish.
My question is oriented to those who also use Bilindex. How do you manage to control the Spanish subject
access points in the catalog?
Thank you in advance for all your help and greetings from Buenos Aires,

Lic. Estela Chahbenderian
Technical Services
Biblioteca Max von Buch
Universidad de San Andrés
Vito Dumas 284 - (B1644BID)
Victoria, Buenos Aires - Argentina
Tel: (54 11) 4725-7064
Fax: (54 11) 4725-7027


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Kathleen Koontz | 6 Jun 17:29

Re: Bilindex and authority work

Kathleen Koontz <kkbwi@…> 2011-06-06 15:29:28 GMT
When I was an authority control coordinator,  I created MARC authority
records for the Bilindex headings that were then loaded into the system.  We
were lucky to have global authority control, so new authority records could
be generated automatically and linked directly to the 6XX fields in the
bibliographic records.  Then we could customized them to fit our needs,
which included providing the corresponding LCSH and usage notes.

Don't forget that Bilindex headings are coded 6XX _7$a[Heading].$2bidex

Therefore you may need to set your OPAC to display the Bilindex headings.

Kathleen Koontz
Contract Cataloger
Franklin, TN
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