I think I know. Now.


In addition to changing the way records need to be requested from LC, LC also changed the format of those records. But I believe that LC also has a cache of records that exists to speed up requests, and records in that cache used the old format. That explains why the terms I was using for testing were all successful—they were in the cache; why some fields had inconsistent results (one heading verified, one failed); and other records were complete failures. The complete failures were for things not in the cache, which came through in the unexpected new format.


I have made allowance for the new format in my code, and I have then had success with all of the examples people have sent me.


So I need to find a USB drive (long story) and then I can make a new installer.


Gary L. Strawn

Northwestern University Libraries

Northwestern University

1970 Campus Drive, Evanston IL 60208-2300

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authority toolkit documentation:

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My 370 verification is still not working, but I’m not sure why.