Campus Directory Information to be Centralized in New Web-based "White Pages"

UC Davis maintains both a print and an online version of the UC Davis and UC Davis Health System directory. Until recently, there was no authoritative data source to house directory data; the various attributes could be found in one or more records systems, but no single system contains all attributes. The manual process to update the print publication, which included reviewing several iterations on paper, was labor-intensive and often resulted in errors. This data was also used to update the online directory. To address these issues and to increase the accuracy of the publications, in January, IET initiated the UC Davis White Pages Project, in collaboration with UC Davis Health System and University Communications representatives. An application is being developed that will centrally manage and function as the system of record for online and printed directory information. This application will be used by departmental contacts to update individual listings starting in mid-June.