Create a Separate Search Index for Specific OCLC Number
Currently, the OCLC Number for a record is indexed in the search index "Other System Number." This is not ideal, since the Other System Number indexes other numbers related to vendor record, CONSER, related item, etc.
We request that Ex Libris provide a separate search index for OCLC number based on the presence of the '(OCoLC)' prefix in the 035 $a and/or $z, or (without prefix) in the 019 $a if there is a number in the 035 with an (OCoLC) prefix. Currently these specific (OCoLC) numbers are mixed in with other numbers occurring in the 019, 035, 773, 774, 775 777, 786, 800, 810, 811, 830 $w tags and subfields. Disambiguating these specific (OCoLC) numbers from the "other system numbers" would allow us to use them as unique identifiers. We see the potential for: Improved search Improved matching upon record import Cleaner Excel exports from Alma (we currently have to clean this field every time we export) Creation of a new Analytics field for OCLC number in Alma Analytics Establishment of a model for non-OCLC systems to create other unique search indexes
Ruth Elder commented
I support this