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Does OCLC remove bibilographic records from WorldCat if they do not have attached holdings?

Applies to
  • WorldCat.org
Answer

No, records without holdings are not deleted. WorldCat contains many such records. In line with its mission to represent as many resources possible, OCLC retains these records to vouch for the existence of the item. This also allows libraries to set holdings on the record in the future without having to catalog again.

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