The basic requirements for searching are discussed in the functionality section, however core access points, which should always be supported, are:

  • Author
  • Title
  • Publisher
  • Date
  • Language/country
  • Genre/format
  • Subject
  • Identifier
  • Target audience

For author access points, searching on any form of author name should be supported (i.e. main heading or variants). This requires implementation of name authority control in any system. For rights management the author role (relator code) is also essential.