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    Voyager to Alma Migration Query: Bibliographic Records With Two Or More OCLC Numbers

    Created By: Laura Guy
    Created on: 7/16/2020



    When migrating from Voyager to Alma, you may want to clean up any bibliographic records that have two or more OCLC numbers. OCLC numbers are the foundation of bibliographic matching and de-duplication. A single bibiographic record should contain only one OCLC control number, and it should be unique.

    This query, which can be run using Voyager's Prepackaged Access Reports, will display the BIB_IDs of those records with multiple OCLC numbers:

    SELECT Count(BIB_TEXT.BIB_ID) AS [OCLC#Count], BIB_INDEX.BIB_ID, BIB_TEXT.TITLE_BRIEF, BIB_TEXT.AUTHOR
    FROM BIB_TEXT INNER JOIN BIB_INDEX ON BIB_TEXT.BIB_ID = BIB_INDEX.BIB_ID
    WHERE (((BIB_INDEX.INDEX_CODE)="0350") AND ((BIB_INDEX.NORMAL_HEADING) Like "OCOLC*"))
    GROUP BY BIB_INDEX.BIB_ID, BIB_TEXT.TITLE_BRIEF, BIB_TEXT.AUTHOR
    HAVING (((Count(BIB_TEXT.BIB_ID))>1));

    For other queries that may be useful, see my "Surviving Almanado: tips for a successful pre-implementation" presentation's Accompanying Materials.
     
    If you need assistance in running custom SQL queries in Prepackaged Access Reports, consult the Voyager Customer Listserv.