Definitions for "Authority Control"
The process of establishing and ensuring the correctness of headings (authors, subjects, series, uniform titles) on bibliographic records; also, the process of providing cross-references in the catalog ("see" and "see also") through the use of authority records in the local system
A method to control the number of similar headings (usually subjects or authors) in the library catalog. Multiple entries are cross-referenced to a single entry using authority control.
the process of verifying and authorizing the choice of unique access points, such as names, subjects, and forms and assuring that the access points are consistently applied and maintained in an information retrieval system. See also controlled vocabulary.