I have to take credit for that one, though I hadn’t realized it happened until just now. I remember it clearly-- (“Picture it: Sicily, 1912”) – I tried to add the record. Connexion gave me a huge weird error box I had never seen with a lot of coding that suggested a programming kablooey in the client itself. I closed the client. I opened the client and searched to see if it had been added. It wasn’t there, so I tried to add again. Error. Closed the client. Waited. Opened the client again, searched (nothing there), then successfully added it on Try #3. It now seems all three of them went in, but Connexion hid the first two copies until some later point after I had already added the third one.
Anyway, very sorry.
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Duke University Libraries
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Hello Lois and everyone:
Possible duplicates like this are unrelated to the OCLC loading problem, which has only been an issue from July 16 onward and involves the automated routines for exchange of files between OCLC and LC, not a problem with actually loading the files once they have been exchanged.
Duplicate reporting is covered here: https://www.loc.gov/aba/pcc/naco/bfmguide.html#duplicate
I ran across a name with three records all entered on the same day with the same 100 field.
Would you please take a look at McCallum, J. Ramsay (no202008598 (ARN 13047040); no2020080713 (ARN 13049285); no2002080701 (ARN 130497273).
These are dated July 7, 2020. I am wondering if they might be part of the problem OCLC is working to resolve.
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Subject: [PCCLIST] OCLC NACO file loading issues partially resolved
As mentioned on Monday July 20, OCLC had issues with loading NACO files from July 16 on. OCLC has since loaded the NACO files through July 22, and we hope to load the latest files later today. We are still working on fixing the underlying system issue; loading is being handled manually right now instead of in an automated manner. We are working closely with the Library of Congress to resolve this and resume automated loading. That will take a bit more time. Meanwhile, we will continue with manual file retrieval and loading. Thank you for your patience as we work to resolve this.
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