Make configurable preference of source in deduplication
Preference of records coming from differente sources in deduplication is hardcoded in Primo and it causes undesired situations, for example poor SFX records have preference over rich ILS records and the information from ILS records is discarded. Order of preference of sources should be configurable through Primo Admin interface instead of being hardcoded
Bronwyn King commented
This enhancement was approved for development as part of the 2013 Primo PWG ballot process (request ID 2863) so it is really disappointing that it is still not part of Primo.
Laura Akerman commented
Oops, I'm out of votes but let me lend support for this.
I'd like it to be something we could handle in normalization rules and something we could control on the individual record basis if need be.
We did all kinds of extremely time-wasting workarounds to get, for example, our print serial records to come out on tip of the skimpy SFX serial records (basically, by adding 856's to them so they would become "electronic").
Now that we're no longer using SFX, and Alma Community Zone records are "better" for the most part, we still occasionally see dedups where the choice of preferred record is unfortunate. Nothing we can do....
I could swear that at one time, I saw a configuration for choice of preferred record for dedups... in some odd place like the General Configuration maybe... but I can't find it now.