After about a month of working with the headings validation tool, I’m ready to start adding a few enhancements to provide some automated headings corrections. The first change to be implemented will be automatic correction of headings where the preferred heading is different from the in-use headings. This will be implemented as an optional element. If this option is selected, the report will continue to note variants are part of the validation report – but when exporting data for further processing – automatically corrected headings will not be included in the record sets for further action.
Additionally – I’ll continue to be looking at ways to improve the speed of the process. While there are some limits to what I can do since this tool relies on a web service (outside of providing an option for users to download the ~10GB worth of LC data locally), there are a few things I can to do continue to ensure that only new items are queried when resolving links.
These changes will be made available on the next update.