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OCLC control numbers and data sync records

  • If your records have the OCLC control number in field 035 $a with the (OCoLC) prefix, it will be used for matching.
  • If your records contain no OCLC numbers at all, data sync will use other elements in your records to select a match.

 Note: If you ordered your own records returned with OCLC control numbers merged into the records (in the OCLC Number Location(s) field [Bibliographic Record Information accordion > System tab]), the control number will appear in the field 035 $a.

After you create a bibliographic, bibliographic and local holdings records, or delete local holdings records collection, go to the Bibliographic Record Information accordion. Under the System tab, you can select one of these locations for the OCLC number:

  • 001
  • 035 $a
  • Other (you select the tag and subfield)
  • None