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Discussion items

Product Council Update
  • Epic rankings were discussed. Harry offered guidance for descriptions of the top 20 epics.
  • Gap analysis process: New designations will be considered when the sheet is reviewed by the Product Council.
  • Discussion of needed APIs with vendors. What connections need to be made for "go live" libraries?
  • Subgroup for working meeting agenda is close to finishing their work and will communicate results soon.
Subgroup Updates and Other Updates

Technical Council discussed UUID and HRID at meeting 3/20
Meeting recording:

Charlotte believes the conclusion is good. The outcome is ultimately that the HRID will be mapped to the 001.

Data Import: Today's meeting was a follow-up to the tech council meeting about Data Import and HRIDs and UUIDs. An idea was outlined that may eventually be brought to the MM SIG.

MARCCat Subgroup: MARC Holdings as well as the issue of prediction patterns and serials receiving have arisen. Laura will reach out to the RM SIG and Dennis to have a joint discussion to see where the connections between apps need to happen.

The EAD-to-Inventory Metadata Mapping Subgroup ("mapping to inventory beyond MARC") is forming and should have something to report soon.

Repeatable identifiers in InventoryAnn-Marie Breaux

Valid vs invalid; normalization? How much information/detail is needed?

See also: JIRA ticket - UIIN-483 - Getting issue details... STATUS

Resource identifier types - list of Folio defined terms:

  • ASIN
  • BNB
  • Cancelled GPO item number
  • DOI
  • Control number
  • GPO item number
  • Handle
  • ISBN
  • Invalid ISBN
  • ISSN
  • Invalid ISSN
  • LCCN
  • Linking ISSN
  • OCLC
  • Other standard identifiers
  • Publisher or distributor number
  • Report number
  • Standard technical report number
  • StEdNL
  • System control numbers
  • UkMac
  • URN


This list will be configurable in FOLIO. It's not in FOLIO yet, but will be when developer resources are found. A suggestion was made of using a DOI as an identifier by Sara Colglazier. Ann-Marie liked that suggestion. This suggestion is added to the JIRA, UIIN-483.

Felix (via chat): "I asked for adding DOIs, URNs and Handles last year in the Inventory elements spreadsheet. Please add it to the list."

ISBN (invalid) will initially be a human readable version of the MARC format.

Should Product IDs be distinguishable from Record IDs? Laura pointed out that Record IDs are administrative data. Sara Colglazier thought having both the Product IDs and Record IDs distinguishable and visible, that would be helpful.

Why should the number of identifiers be limited? What is the rational for narrowing the choices? Ann-Marie argued that orders do not require every piece of information. For example, subject headings are not included in inventory and will not be part of the Orders App. Every piece of metadata is not needed: it is specialized to the functions of that app. There is a distinction between what data is stored versus what is accessible when performing an order.

Is there any harm in FOLIO calculating and adding an ISBN 13 into that record for display? Tiziana said both are needed at least for storage, but maybe not needed to see from a users point of view. Sara - as long as both can be seen, this would be OK.

Hyphens - not needed in ISBNs, but are needed in ISSNs for display. Searches should though be able to read a hyphenated ISBN and call up an un-hyphenated ISBN.

Is a "begins with" search needed for ISBNs searches? Search should be case insensitive.

Meeting ended 1:05 pm. Topics below were not covered.
Serials receiving, items, etc.

Based on Slack conversation in marccat channel–are there specific needs we want to articulate to RM for receiving serials?

Future meeting topics

Repeatable identifiers in Inventory

Alternate Graphic Representations - when entities and words are/can be represented in more than one graphical form.

Mapping to Inventory beyond MARC

Authority Data


Search enhancements

Item record statuses and the apps that affect them




      Alice Krim
xAnn-Marie BreauxEBSCO

Ann KardosUMass Amherst
xCharlotte WhittIndex Data
xChristie Thomas

Colin Van AlstineSmith (FC)

Damian Biagi
xDennis ChristmanDuke University
xDracine HodgesDuke University

Filip Jakobsen
xJacquie SamplesDuke University

Jason Kovari

Jennifer EustisUMass Amherst

Jessica JaneckiDuke University
xLaura Wright

Lisa FurubottenTexas A&M
xLisa McCollLehigh University

Lisa Sjögren

Lynn Whittenberger
xMary AlexanderUniv. of Alabama
xNatascha Owens

Niels Erik Nielsen
xPatty Wanninger

Sarah SchmidtDuke University
xTiziana Possemato

Theodor Tolstoy

Jenn Colt
xSarah RossCornell

Martina Schildt


xSara ColglazierMHC/5C

Nancy Lorimer


xAaron TrehubAuburn

Wayne SchneiderIndex Data

Kristen WilsonIndex Data