Database Cleanup

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re the problems in your database keeping you up at night? If you’re not sure how to tackle a database cleanup, give us a call. We’ll conduct a database evaluation at no charge and with no obligation.

All you have to do is send us 50 bibliographic records and a Database Evaluation form and we’ll send you back an evaluation of your database’s problems — what errors are evident from the sample and how they can be fixed. We’ll also provide an estimate for the cost of fixing the problems. Fixes may include:

Authorities

Many catalogs are in a relatively good shape but can benefit from Authorities Processing to:

  • update and name, subjects, and other headings consistent across your catalog.
  • bring obsolete MARC content up to current standards.
  • provide the benefits of cross-references to your patrons.

Learn more about MARCIVE’s Authority Processing services.


Brief Record Upgrade

Just because a record is in your database doesn’t mean it’s complete. With our Brief Record Upgrade service we’ll compare your database to the LC database and update incomplete records with subject headings and other critical data. We’ll also add your local information to the record. If a match isn’t found, we’ll fix as much as we can.

When the record upgrades are complete we’ll run your entire database through Authorities Processing to make sure everything is consistent.

Learn more about MARCIVE’s Brief Record Upgrade service.

Custom Cleanup

Have you inherited a database that was built with less than thorough standards? Has your cataloging got a little out of hand? Or do you need someone to look at your database and consult with you on how to best move forward and improve it? MARCIVE’s experienced team of databse experts can help with all of these issues — and more!

Whatever help you need with your database we can likely provide. If your needs aren’t met by our standard Database Cleanup services get in touch with us and we’ll work with you to develop a custom solution that fits your unique situation.