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This question is addressed to NACO libraries.  Here at the University of
Chicago we are considering whether to create a resource file of LC authority
records to support our authority work.  In our former system, we had such a
resource file, but up to now, we have not had one in our new system, which
is Horizon.  We are still running the old system, and we create the file
with records received from Peter Ward.   I would like to hear from other
NACO participants about how you get access to the national authority file
for purposes of doing your NACO work.   Do you use OCLC or RLIN or another
file?  If OCLC, how do you cope with the problem of no keyword searching for
authorities?  That's the sticking point for us; catalogers are very
reluctant to give up the local resource file because of the difficulties of
searching OCLC.

In order not to clutter up the list, please respond to me,
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If people are really interested I will summarize the results and post to the
list.

Thank you very much!

Jane Ciacci
Jane Ciacci
Head, Cataloging Department
The University of Chicago Library
1100 East 57th St., Rm. 172
Chicago, IL 60637
tel: (773)702-8739
fax: (773)702-6623