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Why is the eBook format icon appearing in the record, when this is clearly a print record according to the description?

  • We have the print version of the book, but the eBook format icon appears in the record even though this is clearly a print record according to description.  
Applies to
  • WorldCat Discovery
  • WorldCat Local

There are 856 fields in the record that have the second indicator left blank or zero.

  1. Find the record using Connexion or WorldShare Record Manager
  2. Locate any 856 fields with the second indicator as blank or zero
  3. Enter the value 1

If you are unable to change this field, or need assistance changing the field, contact OCLC quality control.

Additional information

The value 1 means that this 856 field link is a "Version of the resource" and not a link to the resource its self.  The value 1 works if the link is going out to the eBook.  There are other numbers to enter into the second indicator found here.

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