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Why are there ISBN numbers in Analytics that are not part of the MARC record in the Alma UI?

  • Product: Alma
  • Product Version: June 2016
  • Relevant for Installation Type: select the relevant: Dedicated-Direct, Direct, Local, Total Care

 

Question

Sometimes there are additional ISBN numbers listed in analytics that are not found in the actual BIB record, where are these ISBN numbers coming from?

Answer

If a bibliographic record is created and saved with an old-formatted ISBN-10, Alma also indexes the more current ISBN-13.  The record is not edited or changed, but the ISBN-13 is indexed behind the scenes upon saving the BIB record.

 

As a result the indexed ISBN will be seen in analytics reports and can be used in a repository search. 

 

 


  • Article last edited: 06-June-2016