The first meeting of the Five College record merge working group will be later in February. This group will establish a charge based on some previous brainstorming. Some examples of the recommendations this working group has been asked to develop are: What is the scope of records we want to include for de-duplication?
- What local fields from each record needs to be included in a new record?
- What record should be used as base for a new record?
- What criteria should be used for matching?
- Should this work be done in conjunction with another vendor? With EBSCO? In-House?
The members of the committee are Rebecca Henning (Amherst), Colin Van Alstine (Smith), Jennifer Eustis (UMass), Sharon Domier (Five Colleges/UMass) and Steve Bischof (FIT)