當圖書館著手規劃權威控制的政策時，應考慮那些因素呢？就整體而言，圖書館必須同時兼顧圖書館作業需求、資料特性、成本效益與讀者使用目錄的行為等四方面。就個別的考慮因素而論，則有權威控制的必要性等二十項。因而，成功的權威控制除制定明確的政策外，對於相關的配合事項亦應一併考慮（如工作手冊），方能事半功倍。 While libraries pursue the operation automation, the authority control has become an important issue for the libraries. But the purpose of the authority control is to fulfill the goals of catalog, finding and gathering. So if the library wants to make a successful authority control, they’ve to establish a clear and right policy. And then the successive authority work can be practiced efficiently and improve the catalog usage effectively. What are the factors to be considered when the libraries plan to set up the policy of authority control? From a thorough view, the library has to take itself needs, data’s characteristics, cost-efficiency and user’s behaviors in using and searching catalog into considerations. But from the each indivisual factor’s view, these are the necessity of authority control... ect. In addition to setting up a clear policy, the library has to take the relevant and accompanying actions to the policy, for example working manuals, then to achieve effective, efficient and rightly appropriate authority control.
圖書與資訊學刊, 10, 27-37 Journal of Librarianship and Information Science