Friday, May 15, 2009

OCLC's Expert Community Experiment

News from OCLC about the Expert Community Experiment. Seems like it is working just fine.
In April, there were 19,489 Expert Community Experiment replaces (up from 18,910 in March). Activity since the start of the Experiment now totals 44,215 records replaced. There were 1025 institutions that did at least one replace in April. Individual institution numbers ranged from 1 institution doing more than 500 replaces and 5 institutions doing more that 400 replaces to 287 institutions doing 1 replace each.

Here are the number for the other types of replaces during the same time
  • Database Enrichment: 19,250
  • Minimal-Level Upgrade: 14,568

  • Enhance Regular: 14,705
  • Enhance National: 3,323
  • CONSER Authentication: 1,547
  • CONSER Maintenance: 6,010
Congratulations and thank you to all who have participated in the Experiment thus far. If you haven't yet tried this expanded capability to upgrade and enrich master records, take a look at the Experiment Guidelines and FAQ and give it a try.

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