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User Information

Find out how to access and use the User Information window in Connexion client.

Purpose of the User Information window

  • Display information for your current online cataloging session if you are logged on or for your most recent session if you are logged off.
     Note: You may need to provide this information when you troubleshoot a problem with support staff.
  • Quick check of details and permissions included in your cataloging profile.

Access the User Information window

Navigate to View > User Information or press <Alt><V><U>.

User Information window: Features and buttons

Feature How to use
Left column
Session ID of Current or Last OCLC Session The session identification assigned by the system to the current session, if you are logged on, or for your last session.

A session is a period of time between logon and logoff when you are online with the Connexion service. The OCLC system assigns a session identification to each logon session.
Institution Symbol The institution symbol under which you logged on.
Classification Scheme The classification system you specified as part of your OCLC cataloging profile.

You can set a different classification scheme for use with the local bibliographic save file for offline cataloging.
MARC Organization Code For NACO-authorized libraries.

You can set a MARC Organization Code for the local authority save file that is different from the one associated with your logon authorization.
Cataloging Level Your authorization mode for cataloging privileges.
 
Available authorization modes
Authorization level (mode) Authorized actions
Search (sch) Search, display holdings, use constant data, validate, save records to local file, add records to online save file, export records. Cannot create or edit records.
Limited (ltd) Create records; save records; export records; edit records locally; lock, edit, and save WorldCat records. Cannot add new records or replace WorldCat records.
Full (ful) Create records; save records; export records; edit records locally; lock, edit, save, and replace WorldCat records; add new records.
Agent (agt) Most Full actions (not replace own records or upgrade minimal records). Perform cataloging functions for libraries in a Union List group.
Retrospective Conversion (rcn)
Or
Reclassification (rcl)
Full actions. Use for an approved reclassification or retrospective conversion project.
Authorities Level Your authorization mode for authorities privileges.
Local Holdings Level Your authorization mode for maintaining local holdings records.
Profiled for SCIPIO Shows Yes or No to indicate whether your authorization includes permission to create, delete, and take actions on SCIPIO (Sales Catalog Index Project Input Online) records.
Right column
OCLC Logon Time Date and time of your current or last logon in the OCLC time zone: U.S. Eastern time as recorded by the OCLC system.
Local Logon Time Date and time of your current or last logon in your time zone as recorded by the OCLC system.
Current Local Time Date and current time in your time zone.
Default Online Bibliographic CD Name of the online bibliographic constant data record you assigned as default. See more about bibliographic constant data.
Default Local Bibliographic CD Name of the local bibliographic constant data record you assigned as default.
Default Authority CD Name of the online authority constant data record you assigned as default. See more about authority constant data.
Default Local Authority CD Name of the local authority constant data record you assigned as default.
Session Duration Appears in hours:minutes:seconds;milliseconds.

 

Button name Click the button to...
Close Click the button to close the window (or press <Enter>).

 

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