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If I ignore the prefix of an OCLC number will it always go to the same MARC record ?

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Answer

Yes. The number that follows the prefix is always the same MARC record within WorldCat. If you strip the prefix, it should always go to the same record.

Additional information

There is more information on the history of OCLC Numbers

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