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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 indexing and searching information, see Searching WorldCat Indexes, OCLC Control Number.

This page last revised: March 10, 2016