"Refresh all book metadata" option to catch bulk changes to e.g. ebook URLs
We have recently applied a change to all our ebook URLs on our catalogue.
I would like Talis to add an option to refresh *all* my book metadata, by re-polling our catalogue for every book item in Aspire with a Local Control Number, updating any fields which have changed.
Without this, I have to identify and manually update all ebook records to update the URLs.
Please do continue to vote and add your use case to this idea. As votes and comments are added we are able to use these to review and build a case for the idea.
Kathy Sadler commented
I don't mind how it's done, but I agree that Aspire really needs a way to ensure we can update ebook URLs in batch. Having just been through an OpenAthens project this year where I updated every single URL in our catalogue, I am glad we did this before launching our new Aspire! Plus we will always encounter things like platform changes eg Safari moving to O'Reilly, MyiLibrary moving to Ebook Central...
Catherine Riches commented
We've had quite a few instances recently of ebook platform changes where we've had to identify those bookmarks that need changes then go in and edit them individually. It would be hugely helpful if Aspire could provide the ability to edit links in bulk.
Similarly we sometimes end up with links from a source bookmarked from different URLs/different routes in to a resource eg some have gone through dx.doi.org/.... and others through the URL, and we've gone through one by one making these links consistent across Aspire. Again it would save time if we could do this in bulk.
As referenced this is relevant to those of us with MyiLibrary and Askews & Holts ebook records to name a couple. We are in need of automated processes to address these types of bulk changes for urls, not by manual correction. It was also suggested on the LIS-Aspire list for exlcusions to be available in the process or partial refresh of certain fields which would address variations in bookmarking processes across different tenancies (e.g. teams who add ebook urls to print bookmarks etc). Thanks
Martin Foy commented
we have had a few migrations recently involving Ebrary and MyiLibrary ebooks. For MyiLibrary alone we've had to amend 2980 records so any development in this area would be appreciated
Adam Price commented
This idea would be quite useful as we have had several vendors change their domains and not all of them offered redirection services. However the metadata refresh wouldn't cover database articles. The ability to bulk update fields (specifically links) would be immensely useful.
Kevin O'Donovan commented
LSE would also like this functionality enabled.
Angela Walker commented
We had this run as a custom script for us in the summer, and have requested that this be released to the the system. We would definitely back it, as per previous comments this will rely on our staff implementing manual processes to update the e-book link.
Mike Ewen commented
Yep would be great to update an edition in one place and have that replicated across all lists.
Paul Stainthorp commented
Just noticed this in the archive - similar idea.
This (refresh of all book data, specifically concentrating on 856) would also allow us to pick up newly-available ebooks, where a previously print-only version was bookmarked.
Paul Stainthorp commented
Was this ever considered? We need this.