Deleting Network Zone Records from and Institution Zone in Bulk
Members of Consortia (with appropriate privilege's) need to be able to delete bibliographic records managed in the Network Zone in Bulk from within the member institution Zone
Neil Pereira commented
This is absolutely vital in terms of us being able to delete records in bulk rather than individually, when the institution responsible for posting the records to the NZ determines they lack the need for such records, and especially when they are the sole holder of a specific collection, thereby helping to prevent the NZ from being populated by phantom, outdated records, etcetera. In addition, would any individual at Ex Libris, in attempting to delete a collection with thousands of records, prefer to do it individually or collectively. Please make it happen.
Susie O'Connor commented
This is a very impactful idea for enhancement because it saves the consortia(s) time and money. Currently, a central entity is responsible for deleting all the records without holdings for member institutions. It is more efficient to take care of these records without wasting extra time communicating what needs to be removed from the NZ. Not being able to remove NZ records can be especially onerous/problematic for institutions that are the only holder of specific collections with numerous records that need to be removed from the NZ. Functionality for deleting both individual and batches of records would be beneficial. Without having this functionality there could be a build-up of ghost NZ records which could lead to the necessity of hiring/ assigning additional persons to clean up the NZ which is costly.
Rebecca McClure commented
When an institution has the last and only holding on a Network Zone record and withdraws it, for example with a large amount of electronic items, it would be useful and timesaving to be able to delete the now-empty Network Zone records related to those items in bulk, rather than individually. When there are hundreds or even thousands of such records, deleting them one at a time is impractical, if not impossible. And leaving such "ghost records" in the Network Zone is misleading and confusing for users. Being able to delete them as a batch (when there are no other holdings attached) from the Institution Zone would solve this problem.