The current plan, which is subject to modification, is to disable the ability for NACO users to add and/or update authority records using the OCLC Connexion interfaces starting at approximately 9 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) on March 23.
The capability to add and/or update authority records will be re-instated at approximately 9 p.m. EDT on March 25.
During that time, OCLC will also suspend the loading of distributed authority records from the Library of Congress, but will continue to retrieve contribution files.
During the outage, users will continue to be able to:
export authority records,
print authority records
Should a user attempt to add and/or replace a master authority record during the outage, a message will be displayed to the user:
During the period of outage, a system alerts message will also be posted.
Should you need additional information or assistance, please feel free to contact me directly.
Phone: (800)848-5878, ext. 5144
Email: [log in to unmask]
Fax: (614) 718-7362
Luanne Goodson, OCLC NACO Coordinator
Quality Control Section; WorldCat Mgmt. Div.