Glenn and colleagues,

Bravo!  Thanks for finding yet another way to gradually
increase the value of the database.

Catherine Tierney

On Fri, 14 Jul 2000 11:31:17 -0400 "Patton,Glenn"
<[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> 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 take
> longer. 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.
> Brenda Block
> Quality Control Section

Assoc. Univ. Librarian for Technical Services
Stanford University Libraries
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