Scope of Authority Control
The NBA is responsible for “establishing the authoritative form of name for its country’s authors, both personal and corporate, and authoritative lists of its country’s authors, both personal and corporate” (Anderson, 1974). In practice many countries do not confine their authority list to “national” names but include names of any author whose works have been published or distributed in the country. The scope of authority files may also extend to titles.
Last update: 5 December 2017