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3.11. Merging Records

  1. Do not choose a lead record that does not have an OCLC number.
  2. If two records have two different OCLC numbers, do NOT merge the records.
  3. If one record has an OCLC number and the second does not, and the ISBNs, titles, and editions match, merge the records.


Be cautious when merging records.

NOTE: Make sure you clean up the resulting merged record to comply with current NC Cardinal Best Practices.

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