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User Purge in Alma at Chattanooga State Community College

Knowles, Danielle and Prince, Anthony (2019) User Purge in Alma at Chattanooga State Community College. In: ELUNA 2019 Annual Meeting, April 29-May 3, 2019, Atlanta, GA.

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It has been just over three years since the Kolwyck Library and Information Commons (KLIC) at Chattanooga State Community College migrated from Voyager to Alma/Primo. During this time, we identified multiple problems with user records and are preparing for a multiphase cleanup project to eliminate the problems and introduce routine maintenance going forward. This presentation will introduce others facing the same or similar problems to the procedures and best practices we have documented, as well as our multiphase cleanup project.
Known problems:

Inconsistent entries
Duplicate user records
Inactive user records
Various types of patrons (STEM students, Dual Enrollment, Community Patrons)
User records with old bills and/or checkouts that need to be cleared

Multiphase cleanup project:

Evaluate the data to identify and triage the problems
Develop a plan for purging records that fall into the various scenarios
Test those plans
Full implementation of user purge for cleanup (multistage)
Develop a plan for regular maintenance of purging user records

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Other)
Event Title:ELUNA 2019 Annual Meeting
Divisions:ELUNA Conference Proceedings
ID Code:1832
Deposited By: Eluna Programs
Deposited On:07 Jun 2019 00:16
Last Modified:07 Jun 2019 00:16

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