Getting started with database maintenance

This page serves as a list of database maintenance ideas and resources that your institution can start with for local metadata clean up. It is updated and expanded upon as the DIAD Database Maintenance and Knowledgebase Project Team continues its work and as more metadata clean up project ideas are identified, including through OhioLINK member submitted ideas via the form below.

Database maintenance project ideas and accompanying instructions are now available in the Info Hub. Logging in to Ostaff also provides access to detailed information, including to the project documentation.

Database maintenance project resources

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Submit your database maintenance project ideas & resources!

Please use this Ostaff form to submit ideas and resources (such as any related presentation website or video, name of a listserv, online documentation, etc.). We want all kinds of ideas: what you have done, heard about, or that you want to do but haven't gotten to yet. Ideas will be reviewed for including in a knowledgebase to serve as an online resource available for anyone wanting to do databases maintenance and clean up projects in their local catalogs.


Last updated 3/24/2023