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    360 KB: E-book Normalization Project Status

    • Product: 360 KB

    What is the status of the e-book normalization project?

    Update July 18, 2013:  Added note about stopping monthly updates

     

    We have created hundreds of thousands of e-book authority titles and normalizers as a result of our e-book normalization project, and continue to add more all the time. As we normalize more and more e-book holdings, you will see improved e-book results in your 360 Core, 360 Link, 360 MARC Updates, and E-Journal Portal services.

    The e-book normalization process enables us to accurately and consistently represent e-book holdings through our 360 services. Our staff librarians have developed algorithms that aggregate and authoritatively link holdings using title and ISBN data. The process aggregates variant titles, authoritatively links data from all available sources, and creates a single, normalized record for the title.

    Normalization helps increase usage and return-on-investment for e-books:

    • Library users have more consistent and streamlined access to e-books in the Client Center and E-Journal Portal;
    • Librarians don't have to spend time reviewing and troubleshooting e-books data; we scrub the errors, fill in the blanks, and correct the links to provide clean and consistent data;
    • Normalization enables us to provide better MARC records: You receive "add" records with the improved, normalized records, and "deletes" for the un-normalized records being replaced; and
    • 360 Link clients receive better results, because we can correct data before we connect.

    While e-book normalization progress continues each month, we have stopped providing the below monthly updates because such normalization is now simply part of our standard set of processes, just like it has been for e-journals for many years.

    The complete list of all e-book providers and databases continues to be updated each month.  Included in the list is a subset of those resources which have been added to 360 KB in the past month.

     


    Update April 5, 2013

    Since March 6, we have added the following e-book content to the 360 KB knowledgebase:

    • Created over 24,000 new authority title records for e-books (see all e-book databases);
    • Added additional normalizers for over 501,000 e-book holdings.

     


    Update March 6, 2013

    Since Feb. 5, we have added the following e-book content to the 360 KB knowledgebase:

    • Created over 9,000 new authority title records for e-books (see all e-book databases);
    • Added additional normalizers for over 31,000 e-book holdings.

     


    Update Feb. 5, 2013

    Since Jan. 7, we have added the following e-book content to the 360 KB knowledgebase:

    • Created over 12,000 new authority title records for e-books (see all e-book databases);
    • Added additional normalizers for over 69,000 e-book holdings.

     


    Update Jan. 7, 2013

    Since Dec. 2, we have added the following e-book content to the 360 KB knowledgebase:

    • Created over 21,000 new authority title records for e-books (see all e-book databases);
    • Added additional normalizers for over 66,000 e-book holdings.

     


    Update Dec. 7, 2012

    Since Nov. 2, we have added the following e-book content to the 360 KB knowledgebase:

    • Created over 32,000 new authority title records for e-books (see all e-book databases);
    • Added additional normalizers for over 110,000 e-book holdings.

     


    Update Nov. 2, 2012

    Since Sep. 6, we have added the following e-book content to the 360 KB knowledgebase:

    • Created over 59,000 new authority title records for e-books (see all e-book databases);
    • Added additional normalizers for over 500,000 e-book holdings.

     


    Update Sep. 6, 2012

    Since Aug. 6, we have added the following e-book content to the 360 KB knowledgebase:

    • Created over 17,000 new authority title records for e-books (see all e-book databases);
    • Added additional normalizers for over 250,000 e-book holdings.

     


    Update Aug. 6, 2012

    Since July 6, we have added the following e-book content to the 360 KB knowledgebase:

    • Created over 15,000 new authority title records for e-books (see all e-book databases);
    • Added additional normalizers for over 216,000 e-book holdings.

     


    Update July 6, 2012

    Since June 6, we have added the following e-book content to the 360 KB knowledgebase:

    • Created over 17,000 new authority title records for e-books (see all e-book databases);
    • Added additional normalizers for over 306,000 e-book holdings.

     


    Update June 6, 2012

    Since May 9, we have added the following content to the 360 KB knowledgebase:

    • Created over 23,000 new authority title records for e-books (see all e-book databases);
    • Added additional normalizers for over 67,000 e-book holdings.

     


    Update May 9, 2012

    Since April 12, we have added the following content to the 360 KB knowledgebase:

    • Created over 10,000 new authority title records for e-books (see all e-book databases);
    • Added additional normalizers for over 65,500 e-book holdings.

     


    Update April 12, 2012

    Since March 7, we have added the following content to the 360 KB knowledgebase:

    • Created over 10,500 new authority title records for e-books (see all e-book databases);
    • Added additional normalizers for over 80,000 e-book holdings.

     


    Update March 7, 2012

    Since Feb. 10, we have added the following content to the 360 KB knowledgebase:

    • Created over 20,400 new authority title records for e-books (see all e-book databases);
    • Added additional normalizers for over 73,000 e-book holdings.

     


    Update Feb. 10, 2012

    Since Jan. 10, we have added the following content to the 360 KB knowledgebase:

    • Created over 15,500 new authority title records for e-books (see all e-book databases);
    • Added additional normalizers for over 127,900 serial and e-book holdings.

     


    Update Jan. 10, 2012

    Since Dec. 6, we have added the following content to the 360 KB knowledgebase:

    • Created over 13,400 new authority title records for e-books (see all e-book databases);
    • Added additional normalizers for over 210,600 serial and e-book holdings.

     


    Update Dec. 6, 2011

    Since Nov. 7, we have added the following content to 360 KB:

    • Created over 18,600 new authority title records for e-books;
    • Added additional normalizers for over 279,700 serial and e-book holdings.

     


    Update Nov. 7, 2011

    Since August 2010, we have added much more authority e-book content to 360 KB:

    • Created over 150,000 new authority title records for e-books;
    • Added additional normalizers for over 120,000 holdings as a result of the e-book normalization project in November 2011.

     


    Update Oct. 28, 2010

    In August 2010, we added much more e-book content to 360 KB:

    • We created over 50,000 authority title records for e-books;
    • We added normalizers to over 100,000 more titles; and
    • We associated over 36,000 MARC records to existing authority titles.

     


     


    • Date Created: 9-Feb-2014
    • Last Edited Date: 21-Feb-2014
    • Old Article Number: 8361
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