Replicate Voyager Alternate Vendor Search Names
The ExLibris Voyager product allows for alternate vendor search names.
These are extremely useful for several instances:
1) DBA - Bob Smith dba Susan Jones Book Services
Would like to search for both "Bob Smith" and "Susan Jones" in Vendors
2) Company name changes - Yankee Book Peddler -> YBP -> GOBI Solutions...
Especially helpful with a swath of generational employees who may refer to a vendor using a name that is 5, 10 or 20 years old
3) Abbreviations - Lib. of Congress vs. Library of Congress. Or... ARL vs. Association of Research Libraries. Or... ALA vs. American Library Association or even Amer. Lib. Assoc.
Particularly useful given the large number of association publishers who have opted to move from full names to condensed acronyms to prevent ongoing name changes as society/roles/norms change, etc.