Friday, November 03, 2006

ECIUG '06: Re-Indexing Our Database

Raj Jain (Head of Cataloguing) / Karen Marshall (Director of Tech Services)
University of Western Ontario

  • Why?...public service request for e-books index and Journal title index
  • decided to re-index to achieve this, and solve a bunch of other problems (eg. with RACER)
  • indexes can only be build with data from marc records
  • check / re-check / check again what you think the system *should* be doing and what it is actually doing
  • indexing takes a long time...and there are performance issues while it's going on

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