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> CORC enhancements for October were successfully installed October 28. The
> following enhancements were implemented:
> 
> NACO Functionality in CORC
> Adding NACO functionality to CORC allows NACO participants to do any
> needed authority work related to 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 (this is similar to Robert Bremer's Passport macro), and other
> editing functions such as clone (Passport "new" command), create, edit,
> add, and replace.
> 
> The current OCLC Authority File and the CORC Authority File are now
> 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 is 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 notifies 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 have not been synchronized as have the OCLC and
> CORC Authority Files.
> 
> Use of the "submit" command was not 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 your current methods.
> 
> Two problems with workarounds to note:
>    When you attempts to generate a new authority record from a heading
> on a new RC record, you  may get an error message.  This error message
> reads:  An error occurred:  Please validate the RC record before
> attempting to generate an authority record again.  Just delete the error
> message and follow the instructions given.
>   In some circumstances if you click on the back button during an edit
> session, you may get a System Failure Page.  Please do NOT use the back
> button when in the middle of editing any record.  If you get the System
> Failure Page, go to "Active records" on the navigation bar to choose the
> record you were working with at the time of the occurence.
> 
> Other enhancements:
> 
> Pathfinders
> When creating a Pathfinder from a URL you already have the ability to 1)
> link and embed existing OCLC records/description for the URLs in the
> Pathfinder (available in CORC's online help) and 2) have CORC indicate
> which URLs in the Pathfinder have no corresponding records that exist in
> either your institution's Resource Catalog or RC save file. As a result of
> taking the Pathfinder action "Link URLs to RC records," this install
> allows the additional option to select which URLs in the Pathfinder that
> you want CORC to create and place preliminary RC records in your
> institution's RC save file with the status of: URL in Pathfinder.
> 
> For more information, refer to previous CORC install announcements that
> include Pathfinder Enhancement notices:
> *       September Implementation:
> http://orc.rsch.oclc.org:5103/corc-l/msg02050.html
> *       August Implementation:
> http://orc.rsch.oclc.org:5103/corc-l/msg02026.html
> *       July Implementation:
> http://orc.rsch.oclc.org:5103/corc-l/msg01998.html
> 
> Finally, the installation included a number of other problem fixes.
> 
> Currently CORC works well with versions of Netscape 4.75, 4.76, 6.1 and
> 6.01 as well as Microsoft Internet Explorer (IE) IE 5.0 or 5.5. but not
> Netscape 6.0.  IE 6.0 is still being tested for compatibility with CORC.
> Appropriate OCLC Web site pages, CORC logon screens and CORC documentation
> will be updated as necessary.
> 
> As usual, feedback about CORC is welcome. We recommend that you use the
> Contact Support feature in CORC to send both reports of problems and also
> suggestions for improvements. General information site for CORC:
> www.oclc.org/corc
> 
> Susan Westberg
> Metadata Services Division
> OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Inc.
> 6565 Frantz Rd.
> Dublin OH 43017-3395
> Phone: +1.800.848.5878, ext. 5079 or +1.614.761.5079
> Fax: +1.614.718.7306
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