POsted on behalf of Becky Dean. 

This message is posted to multiple listservs; my apologies in advance
for duplication.

As you may be aware, in light of recent system disruptions and in
response to requests from Regional Service Providers and library staff,
OCLC has made the decision to extend the May 1, 2005, migration date for
Passport cataloging and NACO CatME users to June 5, 2005, to allow more
time for training in preparation for the move.   

The change will mean that on June 5, any remaining authority records
that are in an institution's save file will be permanently lost (locks
will be removed, edits will be lost, etc.).   Because authority records
that are currently in the Passport or CatME save file cannot be moved
into Connexion, it is imperative that appropriate action be taken to
clean out all authority records that reside in an institution's save
file. OCLC staff will not be able to retrieve any lost data, and the
following processes will be permanently disabled in Passport and/or

                The ability to access the online authority save file via
Passport users, 

                The ability to add new authority records via Passport
and/or CatME, 

                The ability to replace authority records via Passport
and/or CatME, 

                The ability to access submitted/responded records via
Passport and/or CatME, 

                The ability to search or browse the OCLC authority file
using Passport, 

                The ability to export authority records using Passport


Important clarification for CatME users: 

OCLC will discontinue support for NACO functionality in CatME on June 5,
however,  CatME users *will* be able to continue to search, edit, and
export authority records until July 1.

Please see <
<> > for additional information
on migrating to Connexion. 

--Becky Dean

6565 Frantz Road 
Dublin, OH 43017 
Phone: 1-800-848-5878, ext. 5144 
Email: [log in to unmask] 
Fax: 1-614-718-7362