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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]

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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/