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OCLC:  OCLC Control Number


ALL: 001

Input Standards

ALL: System supplied. Default: NEW



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.


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

This page last revised: August 23, 2016