Re: [IUG] Link Maintenance Missing Some Bib Records?
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We have had a call in for some time on this issue. We have had trouble
ever since we started automatic link maintenance. I run it manually about
once a week to "catch up." I am still exploring it with the help desk,
but apparently there is a process that is not sending records through the
automatic link maintenance. We are still on release Silver.
Victoria W. Greene
Assistant Director for Information Technology
Wicomico Public Library
On Thu, 9 Nov 2006, Geoffrey Skinner wrote:
> We currently have call in for this problem and I would encourage other
> sites to do the same. About a year ago, we finally got our database into
> a state where we could safely run Link Maintenance (updating according
> to item locations only). After running the manual link maintenance
> (Maintain Bibliographic Links) for a time, we requested that Daily Link
> Maintenance be set up and have been running that for the past nine
> months. Everything seemed to be updating okay until recently when I
> stumbled on a number of records that not only hadn't been updated
> automatically, but apparently couldn't be updated through Maintain
> Bibliographic Links. There may be some problem with records busied, but
> given the problems others are having, it sounds like a larger problem.
> Have others noticed a change since Rel. 2006? In our case, there may be
> more records left unchanged, but I can't really tell.
> Geoffrey Skinner
> Technical Services Coordinator
> Sonoma State University Library
> 1801 East Cotati Ave.
> Rohnert Park, CA 94928
> skinnerg at sonoma dot edu
> 707-664-3310 (phone)
> 707-664-2876 (fax)
> > Message: 1
> > Date: Wed, 8 Nov 2006 11:41:46 -0800
> > From: "Stephen McLaughlin" <sMcLaughlin at sfpl dot org>
> > Subject: [IUG] Link Maintenance Missing Some Bib Records?
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> > I've run into a weirdness and I'm wondering if anybody else has seen
> > this, or knows what's causing it.
> > The first item of information is that we run link maintenance against
> > our entire database every day, it is run manually and the staff are
> > instructed to use the following menu choices:
> > B > BOTH rearrange attached records and update locations
> > and
> > A > ALL types of records -- item, order and checkin
> > So as far as I can tell, any change to the item, order or checkin
> > records attached to any bib record should cause changes in the bib-level
> > location field.
> > So far so good, right?
> > The next element in the story is that I've been trying to track down how
> > some bib records wound up with no item, order or checkin records
> > attached, since it doesn't seem to be happening by our regular database
> > maintenance procedures. This led me to discover some bib records that
> > have no attached records of any type, but still have a bib-level
> > location code. These are not busy or suppressed records. I ran link
> > maintenance against one such record, and no change was made to the
> > bib-level location field, even though there were no items, orders or
> > checkins attached. It's like link maintenance is just skipping the bib
> > for no reason.
> > Am I missing something terribly obvious? Is there some glitch in link
> > maintenance? I've looked in the manual, and I cannot see any reason why
> > the program would be skipping these bib records. What's worrisome is
> > that there seem to be more and more bib with these "phantom" holdings.
> > Help, Mister (or Ms.) Wizard!
> > Steve McLaughlin
> > The Missing Link?
> > San Francisco Public Library
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