SCLS and the Madison catalogers are currently doing an authority control update project that will update all of the existing OCLC bibliographic records in our database with up-to-date author, subject, genre, and uniform title (series) headings. During this time, Madison cataloging staff cannot overlay or edit existing OCLC bibliographic records.
What this means for you right now
Starting today, Friday, September 29, if you submit changes to Madison on the following ILS Work Request forms:
Request to Add ISBNs or UPCs to Bibs
Report Problems with Bib Records
Report Duplicate Bib Records
those changes will be held by Madison until mid-October. The changes will be done after the project is completed in mid-October. Unfortunately, I don't have an exact end date at this time, but it should be the week of October 16.
During this time, you can continue to:
1. Create BSEs and link items
2. "Send to catalog" from GetIt for both bib records and item records
3. Create, edit, withdraw, and delete item records for items owned by your library
4. Create LOCAL, PERM, or GEN records
What this means for you in mid-October
Around October 16, there may be a day (or possibly two days) where I will ask you to refrain from creating BSEs and using "Send to Catalog" from GetIt to create new bib records while the updated bibliographic records are loaded into Koha by LibLime. I will send an email out about this as soon as I have solid information. Unfortunately, we don't know exactly how long it will take for all of the updates to be made to the bib records and how long it will take LibLime to load the changed bibs back into Koha.
Monthly batch delete of Withdrawn Items
Normally we do a batch delete of Withdrawn items every month. However, there will be no batch delete of Withdrawn items in September. We will resume the batch delete of Withdrawn items at the end of October. Items that are currently Withdrawn will remain in Koha with the Withdrawn status until the end of October.