Meta catalog (Koncernkatalogen)
Umeå University has a meta catalog - called Koncernkatalogen - which contain information about all the University's students, staff, organisations, etc. The information is gathered from a number of source systems. Other IT systems may read informaiton from the meta catalog. The purpose of a meta catalog is to keep information on one physical place and minimize the need of updating same attributes in several locations. This reduces costs for administration and increase the information quality.