Normalization Rules Standing Group (NRSG)

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The Normalization Rules Standing Group (NRSG) will work under the auspices of the Alliance Shared Content and Technical Services Team. It is composed of staff from Alliance libraries with expertise in discovery and in strong expertise in Alma cataloging and metadata. Outcomes for this working group include:

  • Developing expertise in and knowledge of normalization rules, and their relationship to Alma data, to build a base of knowledge in the Alliance
  • Modifying normalization rules to improve and provide more options for facets in Primo
  • Modifying normalization rules related to display, indexing and searching of Alma data fields in bibliographic records to improve indexing, searching, and in display in Primo
  • Developing a repeatable process for creating and updating Primo normalization rules, testing draft changes in the Primo sandbox, and deploying the tested changes to the Primo production environment
  • Documenting changes so that the Alliance has a record of what changes have been made and how they have impacted Primo
  • Soliciting suggestions from Alliance libraries for improvement to Primo discovery that can be achieved by changes to normalization rules
  • Developing processes and recommendations for best practices for managing normalization rules at the installation level


Ron Chesko

IT Systems Admin

Western Washington University

Blake Galbreath

Core Systems Librarian

Washington State University

Junghae Lee

Chair, Normalization Rules Standing Group

University of Washington

Kun Lin

Whitman College

Kelley McGrath

University of Oregon

Suzanne Sager

Chair-Elect, Shared Content & Technical Services Team

Portland State University


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Lesley Lowery

Program Manager, Technical Services

Orbis Cascade Alliance

Work Phone: (541) 632-4446

Pronouns: she/her/hers