Editing authority records

Editing an authority record (or merging two authority records) can cause its linked bibliographic records to also update. For example, if you correct a spelling error in the 150 field of a subject authority record, the relevant 650 field in linked bibliographic records will also be updated to reflect the correct spelling.


When a bib record is automatically updated as a result of the modification of a linked authority record, the bib record’s "Last Edit Date/ Time" and "Last Editing User" fields will be updated to match the time of the update and the editory of the authority record. If you’d prefer that these fields not be automatically updated, you can set the ingest.disable_authority_auto_update_bib_meta setting to true in the Library Settings Editor.