Thanks for asking about re-starting the project to fix the
obsolete multiple surname indicator. We're very interested in moving
ahead with this, but we're doing our first-ever fiscal period close
this weekend. We'd like to keep other activities on our server to a
minimum over the long weekend, so we propose to re-start the project
on October 11. I hope that will be convenient for you.
As we discussed, we would keep to the same schedule, i.e., 1,000
records per day Monday through Thursday; 5,000 records on Fridays.
Once we begin loading Pinyin bibs in earnest, we may ask to put the
multiple surname project in hiatus again. I will alert you if/when
Would you please consider increasing the daily rate Mon.-Thurs.
to 2,000? After loading 156,000 pinyin authority records, 2,000 per
day seems like a piece of cake. Let me know if this is doable from
your perspective. I'm copying folks at RLG to make sure that they are
aware of our intentions too.