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    What does Voyager use to determine "Cosmetic Differences" in heading validation?

    • Article Type: Q&A
    • Product: Voyager

    Question

    What does Voyager use to determine "Cosmetic Differences" in heading validation?

    Answer

    Voyager looks at HEADING.NORMAL_HEADING when validating headings. NORMAL_HEADING strips out punctuation and makes all letters upper case. If a match is made between the NORMAL_HEADING and the normalized heading in the record, the heading is validated.

    To then determine Cosmetic Differences, Voyager compares AUTH_HEADING.DISPLAY_HEADING and BIB_HEADING.DISPLAY_HEADING. When the two normalize to the same heading but have slight variations in the display heading (the heading as it appears in the records), there are Cosmetic Differences.

    Category: Cataloging - Voyager


    • Article last edited: 2/5/2015