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Data Clean-Up and Management by Kenneth Furuta, Margaret Hogarth

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Abstract:

Libraries should be able to easily answer common business questions about their collections and services. Much remains to be done to allow access to data about the business of libraries.

Key words

data clean up

consortium

catalog

standards

automation

policy

How much did we spend on medical journals last year? How many mathematics journals do we have? In the business world these are simple, obvious questions that administrators are entitled to ask. The answers should be easy to obtain and report. What is your experience? Often to answer these questions multiple steps on multiple systems are required, with much data clean-up.

Recently, on a conference call with consortium members, librarians were discussing a project ...

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