Validate enables the user to check the Ringgold ID or create a new Ringgold ID for:
- New customers
- A new author affiliation
- A new prospective customer
- Any institution
For many of our Identify customers, it is important to be able to check or create a new institutional record quickly in order to set up a new customer account, author or prospect. Validate enables the user to do this without waiting for a new audit or audit update of their data.
Users search for an institution, either in the Identify Online interface, or in their internal systems if the database is taken in-house; if the relevant institution does not appear to be in Identify, the institution can be added immediately and a unique Ringgold ID obtained.
Ringgold's staff and researchers manually check all entries made in the Validate system. The next working day, users will receive a report of the accepted and rejected records, with corrections. The daily report also includes cumulative counts for the records entered for the current month and year-to-date.
When a provisional Validate Ringgold ID is rejected, or found to be a duplicate of an existing Identify Database record, customers are notified and the provisional number is deleted, not recycled.