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Proposal Made by Metadata Subgroup Follows Request by Librarians, Staff at Towson University On June 18, 2020, the Council of Library Directors (CLD) approved a proposal made by the Metadata Subgroup to change the display of Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH) containing the term "illegal aliens" in the USMAI shared catalog. Beginning July 1, 2020, the term "illegal alien" in subject headings will display in the catalog https://catalog.umd.eduas "undocumented immigrant,…
The USMAI Data Warehouse has some exciting new developments! Read on for details about changes to the Reporting Environment and a new reporting topic that uses EZproxy data. User Interface Changes The Data Warehouse Reporting Environment has been updated to Jaspersoft v7.5.1, and with that update comes a fresh new look. Don't worry, though, it hasn't changed too much! Here are a few of the changes you'll notice: Redesigned Home Page: the home page of the Reporting Environment,…
As part of the implementation of Marcive Authority Control Services, CLAS will be refreshing the Aleph TEST database. This is scheduled to happen on, or shortly after, July 13th. This is necessary in order to allow for processed records to be reviewed before implementing this service in Aleph LIVE. This post will be updated as more specific details about the timing of the refresh emerge. What does "Refreshing the Aleph TEST database" mean? The "refresh" will replace all of the current data (e.g.…

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