Adding new records to the Identify Database
When you’re sure that the organization does not already exist in Identify Online, you may now use the Validate service to add the new organization to the database:
You will be presented with a blank submission form. Complete the form as follows:
Important: Remove all punctuation including commas from all fields
except ‘ (replaces “) and – (for campus records). Change ‘&’ to ‘and’ unless it is part of the legal name, e.g. ‘Texas A&M University’.
Definite and indefinite articles should be removed from the beginning of names, such as ‘The’, ‘A’, ‘An’, ‘Der’, Le’ except where part of the legal name, e.g. ‘The Open University’.
2. Alternate names for Organization
This section is optional – if you know of any Alternate Names for the new organization you may enter them here.
Alternate names include: former names, acronyms, English translations, AKA’s. Categorize any Alternate Names used in the Notes field.