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The Web page is a great service and I thank OCLC for
making this information available in this way.

A word of caution to my PCC colleagues: read the "Terms and Conditions"
of NetMind before you sign up for it. It's always a good idea to know
what you're signing up for. I also applaud OCLC for making the "Terms
and Conditions" so readily available.

Carol Hixson
Head, Catalog Dept.
University of Oregon

At 08:36 AM 6/28/01 -0400, Patton,Glenn wrote:
>As many of you know from the BIBCO and CONSER Operations Committee meetings
>and the various PCC meetings at ALA Midwinter and Annual, There are lots of
>changes in store as OCLC moves its databases and interfaces to new
>platforms.  The following message has been posted to a number of lists to
>announce the availability of a web site devoted to information about
>timelines for the interface migration.
>
>Please consider using the NetMind feature so that you will have the most
>current information.
>
>Glenn Patton
>Director, Metadata Standards & Quality
>OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Inc.
>6565 Frantz Rd.
>Dublin  OH  43017-3395
>Phone: +1.800.848.5878, ext. 6371 or +1.614.764.6371
>Fax: +1.614.718.7187
>Email: mailto:[log in to unmask]
>
>______________________________
>
>OCLC is pleased to announce a new web page designed to give users
>information on our new cataloging and metadata services migration timeline.
>OCLC is currently working on a new, single interface that will offer the
>benefits of a web browser and the versatility of Windows-based software.
>Most cataloging will be completed using your web browser, while tasks not
>fully or efficiently accomplished using a browser will be completed using an
>optional Windows-based set of tools.  A visit to this web page at
>http://www.oclc.org/strategy/cataloging/, will answer questions such as:
>
>When will OCLC Passport for Cataloging be replaced by a new interface?
>When will the new interface to OCLC Cataloging & Metadata Services be ready?
>Will macros be supported by the new interface?
>
>There is a guide to migration brochure, frequently asked questions section,
>and more information available for you to use.  This page will be updated as
>new information is available, so be sure to use the NetMind feature on the
>page by entering your email address to receive a notice when updates are
>posted.
>
>Bill Carney
>Consulting Marketing Analyst
>Metadata Services Division
>OCLC Online Computer Library Center
>6565 Frantz Road  Dublin, Ohio  43017-3395
>TEL: 1-800-848-5878 (North America)
>mailto:[log in to unmask]  http://www.oclc.org/
>
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