After OCLC change to 9 digits: still receiving 8-digit numbers
- Article Type: General
- Product: Aleph
- Product Version: 17.01
We are using fix_doc_oclc_2 for exporting from Connexion. We have SP 882 for v17 installed. The test I did:
Before SP installed and before Nov 12.
OCLC #: 8558812 (only 7 digits) exported to Aleph. The 035 looks like:
035 $$a08558812 (a zero padded in the front of the number to make it 8 digits. It is normal and it is right)
After Nov.12 (today) and SP installed.
OCLC # 123456789 (it is 9digits) exported to Aleph The 035 field looks like:
035 $$a123456789 ( which looks correct)
OCLC # 8558811 (only 7 digits) exported to Aleph. The 035 field looks like:
035 $$a08558811 (we are expecting 9 digits, but only one zero is placed in front of the number instead of two).
What changes are needed to correct this?
It is not the case that all OCLC records you receive after Nov. 12 will have 9-digit numbers.
Record 99999999 and under will continue to have 8-digit numbers and (for bib records) an "ocm" prefix: ocm99999999, ocm00012345.
Records greater than 99999999 will have 9-digit numbers and (for bib records) an "ocn" prefix: ocn100000000.
If you want to see the record exactly as it is being sent by OCLC, go to $LOGDIR and look at the records in the oclc_ser_nnnn files.
oclc, 9 digit
- Article last edited: 10/8/2013