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Is it a good thing to map every field in the bib record just in case you need to edit something later on?

Applies to
  • Digital Collection Gateway 

Having more fields mapped would be convenient for making changes inside Digital Collection Gateway, but it would also increase the likelihood and troubleshooting time around solving validation errors.

Digital Collection Gateway is not very specific about the fields that cause validation error, and tracking down those errors can be a lengthy process.  In fact, we tell users with hard-to-solve validation errors that they should unmap fields that are not needed to start the troubleshooting.

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