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Main Page > User manual > Add/edit content > Add/edit authority records > Create a new authority record
Description Area in Authority Record edit template
In the ISAAR authority record edit template there is a "Descriptive Area" that holds a number of data entry fields. The "History" field contains information in a narrative form about the main events of the person, organization or corporate entity.
- You can quit the process at any time by clicking the "cancel" button in the button block; no new record will be added.
- Click the create button in the button block to save the new record.
Once the record is saved, you can view the information entered.
Note: The related Archival Description now includes the Biographical History (taken from the authority record "history" field).
View Archival Description (RAD template) section Admin/Bio History
In the Name of creator field in the ISAD edit page, type in a new name. The name will be saved as a new authority record when you save the archival description
Type a new name into a Name access point field. When you save the archival description record, ICA-AtoM creates a new authority record for the name.
Click the Add new button in the button block of an authority record view page. This will open a blank edit page for data entry.