Base Record

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Base Record

A form containing basic data about a customer. The base record includes information such as name, address and telephone number. Base records are used in places such as medical offices, marketing companies and consultancies.
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Researchers analyzed the National Cancer Data Base records of more than 1.2 million adult women who were treated for early-stage breast cancer between 1998 and 2011.
OCLC, for example, retains one base record, whereas RLG retains records for each contributing institution; neither approach is optimal from the union catalog standpoint.
OCLC has had a large-scale program underway for some years addressing database quality through algorithmic record editing (sometimes with manual review) and duplicate detection and elimination--which is their view of consolidation, given that they maintain a single "correct" base record for each work and do not record institutional cataloging variations for these records in their database.