Posted on behalf of Brenda Block, Manager, Quality Control Section, OCLC, as
a follow-up to brief announcements made at various meetings at ALA Annual in
Chicago. Apologies for cross-postings.
OCLC WorldCat Management and Quality Control staff have worked with the
staff at the OCLC/WLN Office to supply the Quality Control Section a weekly
list of changed 1XX fields on all name and subject authority file records.
This list will enable OCLC staff to take a more pro-active approach to
updating headings in the WorldCat database.
NACO libraries are still encouraged to notify OCLC QC staff of new authority
records which are in conflict with existing WorldCat headings. However, they
can discontinue reporting changes made to the 1XX fields on existing
authority file records.
OCLC staff are updating bibliographic records individually or in batches via
macros. CJK and Arabic records must be corrected manually and will always
We hope to complete the related bibliographic record changes for subjects
within a month or two of the authority record change or as time permits.
Please let us know if you have any questions.
Quality Control Section