Definitions for "Authority Record"
A record that shows the preferred form of a personal or corporate name, geographic region or subjects. It indicates variant forms of the established heading. Last Reviewed: 2003-04-22
A collection of information about one name, uniform title, or topical term heading. An authority record can contain the established form of heading, see from references, see also from references, and notes.
A record, which gives the form selected for a heading in a catalogue. If a personal name is used as a heading, references to sources and records of variant forms are given; if a corporate name, sources, brief history and any changes of name are given.