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Māori Subject Headings

Māori subject headings

The Māori Subject Headings Working Group Te Whakakaokao, guided by the three groups who oversee the headings: Te Rōpū Whakahau, LIANZA and the National Library of New Zealand, creates and maintains the subject headings. The subject headings provide subject access in te reo Māori to materials for and/or about Māori.

Types of headings

  • Control number
  • Cataloging source
  • Keyword
  • Notes
  • Subjects

Search or browse for a Māori subject heading

When working with WorldCat bibliographic records, you can search Māori subject headings to determine the correct forms for subject headings associated with the resource you are describing.

  1. From the Data Type drop-down list, select Authority Records.
  2. From the Scope drop-down list, select a scope.
    • Māori Subject Headings - searches the Māori file
    • ori Subject Headings - Browse - browses the Māori file
  3. From the Index drop-down list, select an index. For a list of all indexes, see Māori indexes and indexed fields.
  4. In the Term(s) text field, enter your search terms. The text field will expand to fit your search terms, if needed.
  5. Click Search. The Search results page appears with the matching authorities results listed in a table.
    Search results columns - Table
    column description
    Name The name of the authority and its associated See (4xx) and See Also (5xx) references.
     Note: See and See Also references are displayed as links if they lead to an authority record. Click the link to open the authority record in the MARC editor.
    Field The field in which the authority appears.
    Description Lists information about personal, corporate/conference, or geographic names.
    Action Click Edit to open the authority record in the MARC 21 editor.
  6. Click the Name of the matching item to view the authority file record.

Apply Māori subject heading information to a MARC 21 field

After you control a heading and replace the record in WorldCat, Record Manager automatically updates the heading whenever the linked authority record changes.

  1. Open the record to which you wish to apply Library of Congress authority heading information.
  2. In the MARC 21 editor, click in the field immediately above the location where you want to add the controlled field and then click the Add Field icon.
  3. In the Basic search panel, select a scope.
    • Māori Subject Headings - searches the Māori file
    • ori Subject Headings - Browse - browses the Māori file
  4. From the Index drop-down list, select an index.
  5. Based on the index you selected, enter your search terms. The text field will expand to fit your search terms, if needed.
  6. Click Search. The Search results page appears with the matching authorities results listed in a table.
    Search results columns - Table
    column description
    Name The name of the authority and its associated See (4xx) and See Also (5xx) references.
     Note: See and See Also references are displayed as links if they lead to an authority record. Click the link to open the authority record in the MARC editor.
    Field The field in which the authority appears.
    Description Lists information about personal, corporate/conference, or geographic names.
    Action Click Edit to open the authority record in the MARC 21 editor.
  7. Click the Name of the matching authority to view the authority file record.
  8. Click Copy Link Data.
  9. Return to the field you created in the MARC 21 editor.
  10. Select Apply Authority Link from the Edit drop-down menu. The Māori subject header information is added to the field. The header, which is from the bibliographic record, is inserted as a hyperlink and $0 is also present.