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How do member libraries delete holdings?

Applies to
  • Z39.50
Answer

OCLC supports deleting institution holding symbols via the Z39.50-1995 DatabaseUpdate Extended Service Definition. For more information, see Database update implementation for OCLC Z39.50 Cataloging: Extended Service Definition.

 Note:

  • All local holdings records (LHRs) associated with a bibliographic record are deleted when holdings are deleted from the bibliographic record. To retain LHRs, move them to another record before deleting holdings from a bibliographic record.
  • Holdings deleted via the Z39.50-1995 DatabaseUpdate Extended Service Definition do not appear in the OCLC Usage Statistics Portal.
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