Approval and denial goals
Each collection has a goal number of approvals or denials required to for the data changes to continue through the loading process. The goal number is based upon the total number of libraries that have selected the collection with a maximum of 10.
- If a collection’s Approval goal is met, the data changes will proceed through the normal knowledge base data loading process, and all libraries that have the collection selected will get the data updates
- If a collection’s Denial goal is met, no data changes will be loaded to the global collection, and libraries with the collection selected will not get the data updates
Any cooperatively contributed set of changes for a collection that have not met Approval or Denial goals within 5 calendar days will proceed as though changes were approved. The knowledge base data loading process will continue and all libraries that have the collection selected will get the data updates.
OCLC will pay close attention and we may adjust the goals described here to maximize participation while minimizing delays in the loading process.
Follow the progress of the collection
You can see the progress of cooperatively managed collections by visiting the Activity History in Collection Manager and filtering to KB Data Update. Alternatively, expand the History accordion within the knowledge base collection and view the activity for that specific collection.
After you submit a decision for a cooperatively managed collection, follow the progress by viewing the Status for the collection.
KB Data Updates can have one of four statuses:
Neither the Approval nor the Denial Goal has been met, decisions are still being made, and no action has been taken on the data changes.
Each library is only allowed to make one decision per collection per update. After you make a decision for a collection, you will see the Awaiting Decision status.
You cannot approve or deny your own changes. If you submitted the changes, you will see the Awaiting decision status.
|Awaiting processing||The Approval Goal has been met, and the data changes are being processed and loaded to the global knowledge base. The Awaiting Decision message is replaced by an Approved icon and a message.|
|Completed||The Approval Goal was met, and the data changes have completed loading to the global knowledge base and are available to everyone.|
|Denied||The Denial Goal was met, and the data changes were discarded and no changes were made to the global knowledge base. The Awaiting Decision status is replaced by a Denied icon and a message.|
Send OCLC your feedback
We encourage you to discuss the features and functions of the knowledge base cooperative data management:
- In the OCLC Community Center. If you have feedback or question for OCLC, post your comments in the Collection Manager discussion forum (sign in required), or
- Send your comments to OCLC Support. We welcome any suggestions for improving or enhancing cooperative features for greater utility by our community in future releases