CONOR.SR Authority File in the COBISS.SR Library System
– Current Situation and Perspective
Authority control, as a process in which the unique form of authorized access point (authority headings) is determined and established, was developed in the seventies of the 20th century. However, this concept in Serbia began to develop late, in 2006 by establishing the basic principles of authority control. The selected solution refers only to libraries that work in the library information system COBISS.SR. The initial authority file was created in 2013 and the CONOR.SR was finally established in April 2019, and has been growing very rapidly ever since. Working with the new COBISS3/Cataloguing software with authority control undoubtedly improves the work process in the co-operative cataloguing system, but on the other hand, there are still inconsistency in work, deficiency of handbooks in libraries, insufficiency of education and professional conscience of librarians.
keywords: authority control, authority file for personal names, CONOR.SR, COBISS.SR, record editing.