Normalization Rules Standing Group (NRSG)

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Primo VE Customizations for Alliance Members


  • NRSG working resources: This page provides a set of resources that are helpful in the development and implementation of Primo VE display, search, and facet fields.
  • NRSG training resources (Under construction): This page will provide access to documentation and videos that the NRSG has created for new group members.


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


Blake Galbreath

Core Systems Librarian

Washington State University

Term: July 2022 – June 2024

Junghae Lee

University of Washington

Term: July 2022 – June 2024

Kelley McGrath

University of Oregon

Term: July 2022 – June 2024

Casey Mullin

Western Washington University

Term: July 2022 – June 2024

Jian Wang

Chair, Normalization Rules Standing Group FY24

Portland State University

Term: July 2022 – June 2024


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Lesley Lowery

Program Manager, Technical Services

Orbis Cascade Alliance

Work Phone: (541) 632-4446

Pronouns: she/her/hers