Brief Record Upgrade

M

igrating to a new system is exciting but it also sheds light on all of the errors, work-arounds and inconsistencies in your current system. Start off on the right foot in your new system by letting MARCIVE update all of your records and establish consistency throughout the database.

Every migration project is different so the MARCIVE team will evaluate your current database and make recommendations for improvement prior to importing it into your new system.  An integrated library system (ILS) data migration is an excellent time to make the data consistent and add value with different forms of enrichment.

Enrichment (Table of Contents, Fiction/Biography, and Summaries) can be added conveniently and affordably during a Brief Record Upgrade (BRU) project. Reading notes (Lexile Measures®, Accelerated Reader, and Reading Counts!) can be added for free.

All BRU projects include authorities processing at no additional cost.  In fact, sometimes the only service your database needs is Authorities Processing.  We will propose the most cost-effective database cleanup needed, whether BRU, authority control, enrichment, custom processing, or a combination.

We also offer library conversion from paper documents such as shelflist catalog cards or printed lists.  For more information, see our Retrospective Conversion page. We have done a number of projects in which part of the conversion was from a Microsoft Excel file and another part was from shelflist cards.


How Do You Charge for Brief Record Upgrade?

We'll ask you a few questions and review a sample file of your records and then provide you with an estimate.  Click here for our questionnaire.

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Literature & Forms

Overview of Brief Record Upgrade Services

BRU ProfileComplete and send to us to begin your Brief Record Upgrade project

BRU GuideHelpful in answering questions about how to fill in the BRU profile

Questionnaire Complete this form to receive an estimate (use Microsoft Word to open it)

Sample RFP
Includes the most commonly requested specifications for a Brief Record Upgrade bid

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Resources

Better Access for Students: How One School District Upgraded Their Catalog (October 2009)

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