I just learned from experience that while updates are stalled in OCLC it’s a good idea to check name authorities for conflicts in ClassWeb or in before adding a new NAR.  The name could have been added by LC or BL since last week but it won’t show up in Connexion.



John Hostage

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Harvard Library--Information and Technical Services

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From: Program for Cooperative Cataloging [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Adam L. Schiff
Sent: Tuesday, January 31, 2017 14:35
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Subject: [PCCLIST] Locked records in OCLC


Has anyone else noticed that authority records added or replaced last week are showing as locked and unable to be edited?  I’ve got a handful of changes that need to be made but when I try to replace the records I get a message that the records are locked by another user.  This seems unlikely, particularly in the ones that we here added or replaced.


Adam Schiff


Adam L. Schiff

Principal Cataloger

University of Washington Libraries

Cataloging & Metadata Services

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