Personal Identifier


Library, Knowledge Base,Standard Identifier


In this presentation to the 2021 Electronic Resources & Libraries Conference (delivered online on March 11, 2021), I described the challenges involved in identifying the correct package (or collection or database) in a library knowledge base such as multiple entries with very similar names; incorrect number of holdings; or incorrect URLs (links). Drawing from experience using the EBSCO Holdings and Link Management kb and preparing to migrate to Alma, I developed concepts for unique package identifiers to improve confidence, efficiency, and accuracy in library workflows and migration and in the discovery layer used by library patrons.

Publication Date


Original Citation

Buck, Tina Herman (2021, March 11). Packages, packages, everywhere, and none of them quite right [Presentation]. Electronic Resources & Libraries Conference, Online.

Document Type

Conference Presentation

Publication Version

Author's version


Academic Affairs


Orlando (Main) Campus





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