Apologies for duplication; the message below will be cross-posted to various listservs.

Following the planned Connexion maintenance work completed this past weekend, the loading of Library of Congress authority records has been temporarily placed on hold until some technical issues are resolved.   Staff anticipate this problem will be resolved as early as Wednesday, May 14, but no later than Thursday, May 15.

The impact of this problem affects:  newly created and edited authority records have not been loaded into the OCLC Authority file since Saturday, May 10.  This means that locks will not be released until the records are loaded, and updates to controlled headings for authority records not edited in Connexion cannot be applied.

The data flows that send newly created or edited authority records to the Library of Congress (the contribution file) have not been affected; rather, it is only the loading of the records when they are distributed by the Library of Congress.

We apologize for the delay and inconvenience, and appreciate everyone's patience as staff work to resolve the technical problems.  If the delay were to extend beyond May 15, additional messages will be posted to the appropriate listservs.  If NACO participants have specific questions, those may be addressed to Luanne Goodson ([log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>).

In addition, if other types of problems are found using either the Connexion Client or Connexion Browser, for example, authority records not displaying as expected, please contact OCLC Customer Support at [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>.  Reporting problems directly to Customer Support will ensure that your problem will be investigated and tracked for resolution.

--Becky Dean
Senior Product Analyst
6565 Kilgour Place
Dublin, OH
1-800-848-5878, ext. 5144