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Can my library request OCLC number matching for data sync collections?

Yes. If all the records that you send already have OCLC Numbers in them, then you can request that the collection is set-up for OCLC Number Matching only. To request OCLC number matching, please add a note in the comments portion of the collection.

Please note that any record sent without an OCLC number will not go on to further matching but will instead be added to WorldCat Staging as unresolved.

 Note: A record will be added to WorldCat Staging if:

  • It is sent without an OCLC number.
  • The OCLC Number is located in the 035 field and does not include a valid OCLC prefix (oc, ocm, ocn, or (OCoLC)).