Ability to dedup or FRBR between local data and CDI data
For Primo Central Index data collections, the PCI citation often represents a title that we also hold in our local data. The current inability to dedupe or cluster between PCI and local data means that users will always be presented with two hits when they are on the combined/everything scope.
With the new Central Discovery Index (CDI), we would like the ability to configure a deduping or clustering algorithm such that we only present one hit to the user.
Jane Daniels commented
I don't have any votes left but would support this.
Longer term we should also consider why we have to contend with multiple records for the same resource and why Ex Libris have to maintain so many knowledge bases. I presume all the other companies vying for library business with web discovery layers are doing the same thing.
There is a real need to rationalise the current metadata workflows so that less time is spent on having to devise systems that match, merge or dedup records of varying quality and instead concentrates on using a single high quality record to further search & discovery experience for end-users.
Lars Iselid commented
The concept of local data excludes external data like repositories (from pipes) or am I wrong? But what if you import your repository in Alma. Will it be included in the concept "local data"?
Brenda Norton commented
This is one of the most-requested improvements that we receive from our clients.
Asbjørn Risan commented
We would also like to see this functionality. Its important this is supported also for non Primo VE institutions.
m schwendener commented
Aya Steinig commented
extremely important for our patrons!
Très bonne idée
G. Marchais commented
Would be much appreciated. We absolutely need this option too
Sylvain Machefert commented
If what seems to be a huge project like CDI does not include this possibility, that would really be an error.
Thanks François for creating this suggestion.