Record Merge Working Group

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)