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1 The Technical Bit... Liane Broadley EUUG Conference Scandinavia, 5th September 2001

2 2 Contents 1The USUG 2The synchronisation process in a bit more detail –Title control keys –Item Cat 1s –Decision Process - deciding what is sharable 3Communication –How do you let everyone know? 4Future considerations

3 The USUG

4 4 Who are the USUG? The Unicorn Super User Group –A small group of QinetiQ IR/[dstl] KS staff –Specialising in certain areas Our main roles in IR/KS –To train Library staff –To maintain a Unicorn manual/training materials specifically tailored for QinetiQ/[dstl] procedures –To test new versions of Workflows in preparation for upgrades –Act as first POC for staff and customers The USUG

5 5 How we achieve this Regular meetings Create training materials –Crib Cards –Handouts for tailored training Write test scripts Suggest policy decisions, and then implement them once approved Distribute materials etc via Forum, and training sessions The USUG

6 The Synchronisation Process

7 7 Title Control Keys Had never been an issue before Two new title key sequences were created –aXXXXXX –rXXXXXX Now had to input title keys in order for CORN-Synch to work –Stops two title entries being made for the same document –Stops different records being accidentally merged –Had to be standard across QinetiQ and [dstl] for it to work The synchronisation process in more detail

8 8 Title Key Examples Books - i[ISBN] Journals-s[ISSN] Reports-The report number Problems –Title key is only 14 characters long –Consistency of title keys is essential if CORNsynch is to work The synchronisation process in more detail

9 9 Cats, Cats and more Cats! Item Cat 1s –From 4 to 16 –No easy way to train our staff all in one go –Even easier to make mistakes –We knew how to assign them, but couldn’t advise on which ones to use when cataloguing The synchronisation process in more detail

10 10 The decision process for sharing The synchronisation process in more detail Is the report to be shared? Are [dstl] likely to have their own copy as well? Yes Change title key to match record already there, and choose S- RELEASED No Yes Is it already on the system? Is the Item Cat 1 of the record saying S- TRANSFERRE D? Yes Change title key to match record already there and assign a “copy release” item cat 1

11 11 How does it work? A report is run to find all the S-RELEASED and CORN- RELSD items A file is produced ready for uploading into [dstl] system [dstl] system takes the files, and compares title keys. If it finds a matching key it will simply add a call and copy to the existing record in the [dstl] system. If no match is found a new title record is created This new record becomes the “property” of [dstl] The synchronisation process in more detail

12 Communication

13 13 Letting everyone know about it Difficult as staff are wide spread across the UK Guides on assigning title keys and item cat 1s were written Number of ways of communicating –Forum – –Training sessions if required –Word of Mouth –Trouble shooting Communication

14 Future Considerations

15 15 Letting everyone know about it Upgrades –upgrading at the same time as [dstl] Deleting items –Any records we delete after CORNSynch has run won’t be deleted on the [dstl] system –Will need to work out how to clean up the system Future Considerations


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