Correspondent Authorities

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Role and missions

The Authority Correspondent is the contact person forAbes for the reporting and processing of authority data for his institution. He/she coordinates the work of the cataloguers who create and modify authority records. He/she is responsible for the transmission of information, assistance,1st level advice in his/her institution and specific tasks relating to data administration.

The role of the Authorities Correspondent is formalised by a function sheet which provides the managers of the institutions with the elements needed to integrate this function into the functional organisation charts and job descriptions of the staff concerned.

Please note: Authority Correspondents have access by profile to documentation enabling them to take charge of their function and carry out their missions, based on the Methodological Guide Sudoc.


Training and communication

A dedicated training course for new Authority Correspondents is available online.

Several communication channels are proposed to strengthen professional exchanges: