OCLC creates new name authority records to resolve conflicts, rectify errors, or clarify heading relationships in the database. OCLC does not act as a cataloging agency for routine creation of authority records.
To request the creation of a new authority record, use the Authority File Change Request form and select Authority under Record format. Note the nature of your request and supply the following:
- Preferred access point, title, and publication date of the work justifying the authorized access point
- Image of title page (or equivalent) and other pertinent information from the item (e.g., birth and death dates, variant forms of name)
- Citations and images of information from other sources consulted for data about the name, including reference works and phone calls to authors, publishers, and other agencies
- Information about previous, pre-AACR2 use of the heading, particularly in LC-MARC bibliographic records (field 040 ‡c DLC)