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OCLC:  OCLC Control Number

Field

ALL: 001

Input Standards

ALL: System supplied. Default: NEW

Definition

 
All formats

OCLC assigns a unique number to each bibliographic record input into WorldCat. You cannot change the control number.

On workforms and newly derived records, the word NEW is in the OCLC control number position. The system assigns an OCLC number after Produce or Update Holdings.

Indexing

For information on material type indexing in various OCLC services, see Searching WorldCat Indexes, Material Type (includes links in Notes row to RDA terms and codes and Format or Document codes and values).

For information on material type names and codes (based mainly on the Leader, 006, 007, 008), see Searching WorldCat Indexes, Material Type Names and Codes.

This page last revised: August 26, 2014