Best of LRTS Award

About the Edward Swanson Memorial Best of LRTS Award
The Best of LRTS Award is given to the author(s) of the best paper published each year in the official journal of the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services, Library Resources & Technical Services.

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2001 Recipient(s)

Metadata and Authority Control

Sherry Velucci <p>LRTS, vol. 44, no. 1, January 2000, pp. 33-43</p>
Sherry Vellucci has done a masterful job presenting the different types of 'metadata' and explaining the raison d'etre behind them. She has forcefully articulated the reasons for the success of authority control in a bibliographic environment. She convincingly extrapolates from these to offer suggestions to evaluate the success of attempting authority control in the current metadata climate. In sum, she has covered a range of complex issues in the course of presenting a well-reasoned analysis of traditional authority control and its future potential in the online environment.