I have received two separate direct requests asking if people may resume creation of NACO records on OCLC, so I’m sending the messages below to the list once again. Please resume creation of new NACO records if you have not already done so.
The request to stop was made on June 24. The okay to resume was given mid-day on June 25, so thankfully within less than 24 hours.
By Monday June 29, all the affected NACO records had also been assigned new LCCNs, eliminating all duplicate LCCNs.
Assuring that controlled headings within any associated WorldCat bibliographic records are controlled correctly is still in process. OCLC staff members have that underway.
If you have any additional questions, please let me know.
Metadata Quality staff at OCLC completed correction of the affected records last week and we think they have all made the round trip to LC and back to OCLC now. We believe all is well with the affected records. Metadata Quality staff copied over the data from the records that had duplicate LCCNs into new records and submitted those while deleting the new records with the duplicated LCCNs. If you have questions about any specific records, please let us know. Best address for questions for this case is [log in to unmask].
Thank you for your patience!
I am happy to report that the problem has been corrected. LCCNs will now be assigned correctly for NACO records using OCLC Connexion and Record Manager. Please feel free to resume creation of new NACO records.
We will be working over the next week to correct the records created yesterday that were affected by this issue.
Some NACO records created through the OCLC node are being assigned a previously assigned LCCN. While we work to correct this, we ask that members temporarily refrain from creating new NACO records either in Connexion or Record Manager. Our development team is working to correct the duplicate assignment. Once this is complete, we will update the affected records.
Note, this does not affect editing and updating existing NACO records, and you may still begin the creation of a new record, saving it in your local or online save file. We will continue to keep you updated on the situation and thank you for your patience.
Cynthia M. Whitacre
Senior Metadata Operations Manager
6565 Kilgour Place
Dublin, Ohio 43017
800-848-5878, ext. 6183