Cancellation of an established authority record

Occasionally, a record in the LC/NAF  should be deleted.  Most commonly an authority record is canceled because it is found to be a duplicate.  If a record is found to be a duplicate, send the LC liaison the following information:

$a [LCCN]: deleted

$a [LCCN]: retained

The cancellation itself can only be done by LC.

Deletion of a record in the RLIN21 Save file or the OCLC Review files

It may also be necessary to delete records input into the RLIN21 Save file or OCLC Review files if duplicates are found for these headings.  For instructions on how to delete records from these files, consult the documentation provided by each of the utilities.  Do not report records deleted from the save or review files to the LC liaison.

See also:

Section II:  Additions and Changes to Authority Records