Whatever method you use I heartily recommend doing so on a testing
system and having catalogers look over the results first.
You may have already done all the due diligence but I say it for
anyone reading along as well. I've never had problems with
this method and heard back from others with positive success with it
as well but I also heard from at least one whose data
was apparently different enough that it was not a clean merge. Caveat
usor, let the user beware.
We used this method for identifying the duplicate records. We found that
it merged electronic resources with books. It connected other formats as
well. We learned the hard way that we need to have better MARC records
before we run such a tool. Tons of MARC from LOC, includes all of the
ISBN's of the related formats for example. We subsequently wrote an
enormous amount of code to "guess" the correct format for all of our
bibs before deduping them. It uses phrase matching in the MARC. We
presented this at the Evergreen conference 2015. Slides here:
If you are curious, ping me.
On 4/25/2016 2:04 PM, Rogan Hamby wrote:
It is available. To be clear I helped create the de-duplication
algorithm but the actual coding was done by Galen Charlton of
Equinox. You can find it here:
The full scope of the script goes a bit beyond the original question
as it also does de-duplication before the merging. The merging work
is done by the merge_record_assets function that Jason referenced.
On Mon, Apr 25, 2016 at 2:36 PM, swills beyond-print.com
Rogan Hamby shared his work with me. It's a set of SQL procedures
that product a 'best bib' and then identifies the less interesting
duplicate and it seems to work well. I modified it so that it
produces the candidates but doesn't actually do the merge since we
like to have that personal touch up in Maine. I'm not sure if it
is in Evergreen Repos or not?
Rogan, can you help and thanks again.
On April 25, 2016 at 2:24 PM Jim Taylor <jtay...@jtdata.com
I raised the question at the conference regarding the ability to
merge records outside the program interface and was told there
was a procedure/function that would allow this to be done. Does
anyone know where I can find this function? My searching has
availed me naught. I found something under the Vandelay tables
but not sure it is what I am needing as the above mentioned
function is supposed to take two tcn numbers.
Rogan R. Hamby, Data and Project Analyst
Equinox - Open Your Library
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