Skip to main content
  • Subscribe by RSS
  • Ex Libris Knowledge Center

    What is representative record in a Primo Central result list?

    • Product: Primo Central



    What is representative record in a Primo Central result list?


    Primo Central indexes items from many content providers. If it finds duplicates (the same item is coming from different sources) the items will be grouped, and only one record is displayed in the result list.


    This record is called the representative record.


    Via an “All versions” link user can check out other records in this group. This process of deduplication has the advantage that it retains the authenticity of the different providers’ metadata records while making best use of their combined metadata for search and discovery, and linking to the full text.


    The representative record can contain data from more than one provider.

    For example, if a representative record is missing metadata such as an abstract, subjects, or identifiers, then this is taken from other records in this group and added.


    We are only enriching from sources that are not restricted for search.
    This enrichment process optimizes glanceability of a record in a result list as well as linking to its full text.


    • Article last edited: 01-Jun-2017


    • Was this article helpful?