We will take questions through Chat on WebEx and via audio (phone or computer), whichever works best from your end. 




From: Program for Cooperative Cataloging [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Deborah J. Leslie
Sent: Wednesday, January 31, 2018 10:21 AM
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What will the format be for taking questions? Written, verbal, or both?


Deborah J. Leslie | Folger Shakespeare Library | [log in to unmask] |


From: Program for Cooperative Cataloging [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Whitacre,Cynthia
Sent: Tuesday, 30 January, 2018 18:20
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Subject: [PCCLIST] Reminder: OCLC Virtual AskQC office hours begin January 31


A reminder:  You are invited to join us on Wednesday for these office hours. 



From: Whitacre,Cynthia
Sent: Friday, January 19, 2018 1:33 PM
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Subject: OCLC Virtual AskQC office hours begin January 31


Virtual AskQC monthly Office Hours begin on January 31.  Starting at 1 PM Eastern time, OCLC Metadata Quality staff will be available for one hour for you to log-in via WebEx or phone in to ask questions.  We plan to try this for 6 months (January – June 2018) on the last Wednesday of each month.  After the June office hours, we will evaluate whether to continue offering this going forward.


Format:  OCLC staff will offer a brief 10-15 minute presentation on a topic of interest to catalogers at the top of the hour.  Following that, staff will be available to take questions.   Topics will include WorldCat quality issues and cataloging questions.   Questions about MARC, RDA, BFAS, and how to apply those standards and guidelines are welcome.  Questions about OCLC product functionality (how to use Records Manager or Connexion) are out of scope and will be deferred to our product colleagues.  Different Metadata Quality staff members may be available each month depending on individual schedules. 


Information for January 31:

The brief presentation will cover OCLC’s plans to convert 260 fields in RDA bibliographic records to 264 fields.  Note that this is a follow-up to the question asked on the PCC list in September 2017.

OCLC staff present will include Robert Bremer, Hayley Moreno, Nathan Putnam, Laura Ramsey, and Cynthia Whitacre, and possibly others. 

You may connect via WebEx using the link below. 


Virtual AskQC Office Hours

The last Wednesday of every month, from Wednesday, January 31, 2018, to Wednesday, June 27, 2018

1:00 pm |  Eastern Standard Time (New York, GMT-05:00)  |  1 hr


Meeting number (access code): 717 335 904



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