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Updating Alma records with the WorldShare MARC Update Service

Anderson, Barbara (2015) Updating Alma records with the WorldShare MARC Update Service. In: ELUNA 2015, May 5 - 8, 2015, Minneapolis, Mn.

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VCU had used the OCLC Bibliographic Notification service to enhance our Aleph bib records automatically and keep them current. Not long after we migrated to Alma, the OCLC service was discontinued and then re-incarnated as part of the WorldShare Collection Manager product. We wanted to take advantage of the opportunity this service offered for updating our Alma Institution Zone records automatically with RDA fields, FAST subject headings, added content notes, summary notes, etc. After several months of experimenting with Alma normalization rules, merge rules, and import profiles we are now using this service which typically updates thousands of records every work day. This presentation will describe the process we used to implement this service, the ongoing challenges we face and how we are addressing them in our daily work routines.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Event Title:ELUNA 2015
Divisions:ELUNA Conference Proceedings
ID Code:1262
Deposited On:22 May 2015 17:57
Last Modified:07 Jun 2016 22:11

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