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Dear BIBCO Participants:
   At the November PoCo meeting OCLC announced that plans were in high
gear for moving to a relational database management system for
WorldCat.  As a result the PoCo asked that BIBCO and CONSER
participants  brainstrom and develop a "wish list" to be sent both to
OCLC and RLG.  At the recent ALA conference the BIBCO-At-Large meeting
Jennifer Bowen led a "visioning exercise" designed to create the "wish
list" that BIBCO participants would like to see utilities provide. The
following list is given in order of priority, #1 being on top.

1. Authority validation (Linked authorities)
2. Record distribution, i.e., record sharing, between utilities
3. Batch overlay, i.e., tape loading ability that will overlay lower
level records
4. Online SACO record contribution and ability to save SACO records in
the utilities
5. BFM (Bibliographic file maintenance)
6. Numerical file sorting of Series numbering
7. Import capabilities directly into the utility from remote databases
8. Online classification record contribution

If you did not attend the BIBCO-At-Large meeting (or attended but have
had futher inspiration) we invite you at this time to send forward any
suggestions, additions, comments, etc. to this list so that these may be
sent to the utilities as soon as possible.

Note: The CONSER visioning summary is at:

http://www.loc.gov/acq/conser/at-lg0101-vision.html