All online cataloging transactions (through WebCAT) are indexed and
visible in the PAC instantaneously.
Records that are merged daily from the OCLC FTP service (including CatExpress
records) are indexed on Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays and are visible in the
PAC on the day following the indexing.
Records without holdings (with
the exception of records with
856 fields) are removed from
reQuest on a weekly basis.
- The Government Documents database, which is integrated into the main reQuest database, is
updated on a monthly basis.
- Libraries using Auto-Graphics' Verso ILS (ASP) automatically have their records
loaded into reQuest at the end of each month.
- Holdings of the Connecticut
Judicial Branch Law Libraries
are updated in reQuest at the
end of each month.
- Individual libraries and networks are encouraged to submit their libraries' holdings
to reQuest on a monthly basis or as often as possible. Records are loaded into reQuest
as received each evening. The reQuest database is indexed Tuesdays,
Thursdays, and Sundays at midnight. Therefore records received by Auto-Graphics should
be visible in reQuest within five days.
- The Connecticut Union List of Serials (CULS)
database is normally updated
year and integrated into the reQuest
Authority Control is run over the reQuest database once per year in July/August. This
process updates the name and subject authority headings in the records. The
process is done offline and then records modified in the process are merged
back into the database. All data loads are stopped until Authority Control is
(cross-referencing of 001
and 019 fields) is run over
the reQuest database once
per year in July/August.
This is used to accurately
match all new, incoming OCLC
records with existing OCLC
records to avoid duplication
For more information about updating reQuest, contact
Gail Hurley, Statewide
Library Catalog Coordinator Telephone: (860) 704-2222 or toll free (888)