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    Voyager support for ten digit OCLC number expansion?

    • Article Type: Q&A
    • Product: Voyager
    • Product Version: 8.2.0
    • Relevant for Installation Type: Total Care; Dedicated-Direct; Direct; Local


    How does Voyager support the new ten digit OCLC number format?


    The new format is supported through normalization rule changes involving the 'on' prefix in Voyager version 8.2.0.

    For sites not yet on 8.2.0, OCLC number searches of ten digit numbers will need to include the prefix "on" since normalization rules do not include removal of this prefix (the "ocm" and "ocn" prefixes are removed from numbers with 8 and 9 digits).

    When you upgrade to Voyager 8.2.0 or higher, the normalization rule changes will apply and no additional steps will need to be taken.

    Additional Information

    • See archived message sent to Voyager-L, 19 November 2012 with subject "Voyager support for expanded OCLC control numbers" (login required)
    • See also Voyager 8.2.0 Release Notes

    • Article last edited: 08-Oct-2013