Forwarded on behalf of Susan Westberg, with apologies for cross-posting.
> This is a brief preview about CORC enhancements to be included as part of
> the October installation (now tentatively scheduled for October 28). The
> following enhancements will be implemented:
> NACO Functionality in CORC
> Adding NACO functionality to CORC allows NACO participants to do any
> needed authority work related to their CORC workflows. This includes an
> authorities save file, the ability to create and apply constant data
> records, support for authority workforms, a "generate authority record"
> feature, and other editing functions such as clone, create, edit, add, and
> The current OCLC Authority File and the CORC Authority File will be
> synchronized for better searching and to aid in preventing duplicate
> records. Any update to an existing authority record or any new authority
> record created in CORC will be added to the OCLC Authority File and vice
> versa. However, real-time updating of linked headings in bibliographic
> records will be installed at a later date. Currently linked headings are
> updated nightly. When creating a new authority record, CORC will also
> notify the user of an existing duplicate record. This "duplicate
> detection" is based on NACO main entry normalization routines.
> Note: The CORC Authorities save file will not be available from your
> current OCLC Authority save file and vice versa. The save files will not
> be synchronized as will be the OCLC and CORC Authority Files.
> Use of the "submit" command will not be included in this installation. As
> soon as "submit" is available, an announcement will be made to users. NACO
> trainers will be notified as soon as other review capabilities are
> available in CORC. If your institution is still under review by LC staff
> or other NACO trainers, please continue to use current methods for your
> NACO work.
> More information about these enhancements will be released later in the
> Susan Westberg
> Metadata Services Division
> OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Inc.
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