This weekend, OCLC will be implementing Z39.50 cataloging enhancements. This will include institution records from libraries migrating from RLIN (RLG union catalog) to OCLC.
"As part of the combining with RLG, OCLC is adding Connexion and Z39.50 Cataloging functionality that supports the RLG concept known as clustering. OCLC is continuing with the master record concept, but is adding the ability to link institution records to the master record. Institution records contain additional cataloging data, such as local call numbers, holdings locations within the institution, or local or copy-specific notes. As an option, unique information in institution records is indexed and available for searching along with WorldCat indexes."
"Connexion browser and Z39.50 Cataloging support for institution records will be installed on May 20, 2007. NOTE: Connexion browser access to institution record indexing will be available mid-June 2007. Connexion client support for IRs is planned for late June 2007, as part of client version 2.00. For more information about client version 2.00, see Client Enhancements."
"See also Technical Bulletin 254: OCLC-MARC Format Update 2007 and Institution Records to Accommodate the RLG Union Catalog http://www.oclc.org/support/documentation/worldcat/tb/254/ for details."
Via PALINET CAT