|Important Identify Database developments|
|16 June 2017. In response to feedback from customers, staff and researchers, we have made further enhancements to the Ringgold Types classifications.
So within each sector, we will have the ‘publisher’ subject, as follows:
• Academic/publisher (covers university presses)
So within each sector, we will have the ‘library’ subject, for example:
• Academic/library (existing Ringgold Type)
With this change, academic libraries will now have their own Identify Records, and are no longer an Alternative Name for the institution they serve.
Full descriptions for each new Ringgold Type can be found here on our Customer Support site:
We are working on both these changes now and we hope to complete the work over the coming weeks. You will begin to see the expanded publisher and library Ringgold Types in database exports from Friday 16th June. They will be returned in the API v2.4 and you will also see them in Identify Online.
Please note this change does not impact our Identify Audit Service policies or processes, and audit clients will see no change in how we allocate Ringgold IDs to your audited records. Full documentation of the new Ringgold Types can be found here on our Customer Support site: http://support.ringgold.com/ringgold-types/
|Important changes to Ringgold Types classifications in the Identify Database|
|5 April 2017. In response to feedback from customers, staff and researchers, we have made some changes to the Ringgold Types classifications.
The Ringgold Types above have now been retired and a new Type sector created, School:
We feel that this will help you with more accurate customer and prospect description and analysis. Please find below a link to the revised Ringgold Types documentation and also to the latest database statistics:
We will implement this change in Identify Online immediately and in the weekly database exports on Friday 7th April. 'school' and 'school/special' will also be returned in the API v2.4.
So within each sector, we will have the ‘publisher’ subject, for example:
We are just starting work on this change and we hope to complete the work over the coming weeks. We will keep you up to date with progress on this change and will update the documentation on the Customer Support site when the change is fully implemented.