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Name variations abound in ERM August 21, 2008

Posted by Mia in ERM Module.
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There is an absolutely ridiculous number of focal points that have to remain in synch for any one ERM resource:

  • provider name at Serials Solutions, also generates the A-Z list;
  • the provider name that actually appears in the coverage spreadsheet (it’s a timing thing; and possibly a ‘customized’ name thing)
  • Coverage Edit name [a pox on anyone who edits a name change here]
  • coverage conversion rules, if you’ve configured special handling for a provider name there
  • the ResourceID in the .e record (humans can edit that field too)
  • ResourceID in the corresponding checkins (just because you have a softlink to the correct .e record, doesn’t mean the ResourceID name will be linking up)
  • corresponding Webbridge Resource name
  • and quite possibly some other place that has escaped my attention
  • oh yes, then there’s the fact that Serials Solutions has a monthly update cycle, so things can get really out of whack in the interim.

I’m shaking my head at the sheer absurdity of it.

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