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938  Vendor-Specific Ordering Data (R)

Input Standards

System supplied/System supplied
1st Indicator  Undefined
blank character Undefined
2nd Indicator  Undefined
blank character Undefined
Subfields (R=Repeatable  NR=Nonrepeatable) Input Standards
‡a Full name of vendor (NR) System supplied/System supplied
‡b OCLC-defined symbol for vendor (NR) System supplied/System supplied
‡c Terms of availability (NR) System supplied/System supplied
‡d Vendor net price (NR) System supplied/System supplied
‡i Inventory number (NR) System supplied/System supplied
‡n Vendor control number (NR) System supplied/System supplied
‡s Vendor status (NR) System supplied/System supplied
‡z Note (NR) System supplied/System supplied


Vendor-specific ordering data. OCLC loads the vendor records into WorldCat.

If an incoming vendor record matches an existing WorldCat record, OCLC adds the 938 field to the master record. If there is no match, OCLC adds a master record to WorldCat. In either case, OCLC sets the vendor's holdings and retains field 938 in the master record. You cannot add, change, or delete a 938 field in a master record, but you can add, change, or delete a 938 field in your local copy of the record. The locally edited field is visible in the displayed record only during the session in which it was modified.

1st Indicator

Undefined. The 1st indicator position is undefined and contains a blank ( blank character ).

blank character


2nd Indicator

Undefined. The 2nd indicator position is undefined and contains a blank ( blank character ).

blank character



‡a Full name of vendor  

The vendor's full name.

938     Beijing Chinese Book Trading Co. ‡b BCBT ‡n bcbtc20130711238
‡b OCLC-defined symbol for vendor

The vendor's symbol defined by OCLC. For a list of symbols, see the OCLC document Technical Information About Vendor Record Contribution (

938     ebrary ‡b EBRY ‡n ebr10728707
‡c Terms of availability

The purchase price or price code.

938     Puvill Libros ‡b PUVL ‡n 97789978229453 ‡c $36.00
938     Coutts Information Services ‡b COUT ‡n 20794053 ‡c 45.00 GBP
‡d Vendor net price  

The vendor's net price associated with the item.

938     Baker & Taylor ‡b BKTY ‡c 65.00 ‡d 69.95 ‡i 0686573056 ‡n 0001972387 ‡s active
‡i Inventory number  

The vendor inventory number, which may be an ISBN, associated with this item and price.

938     Baker & Taylor ‡b BKTY ‡c 39.95 ‡d 39.95 ‡i 1418161454 ‡n 0007088083 ‡s active
‡n Vendor control number  

The item's control number used by all ordering institutions.

938     Ingram Digital eBook Collection ‡b IDEB ‡n cis25451206
‡s Vendor status

The status of the item (e.g., backordered, not yet published, or out-of-print).

938     Baker & Taylor ‡b BKTY ‡c 22.95 ‡d 17.21 ‡i 0877421749 ‡n 0000916697 ‡s active
‡z Note

Additional information for the ordering institutions. The note applies to an item, not to a particular order.

938     Baker & Taylor ‡b BKTY ‡c 18.00 ‡d 18.00 ‡i 1740304586 ‡n 0006092436 ‡s active ‡z B&T Title: Battering Rams


For indexing and searching information, see Searching WorldCat Indexes, field 938.

This page last revised: September 4, 2015