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    How does ISBN/ISSN validation work in Cataloging?

    • Article Type: Q&A
    • Product: Voyager
    • Product Version: 8.1.0


    In Cataloging, how does ISBN/ISSN validation work?


    ISBN/ISSN validation is part of the Cataloging client and does not work with tag tables.
    In the Cataloging client, ISBN and ISSNs are validated automatically unless "Bypass ISBN validation" and "Bypass ISSN validation" are checked in Options > Preferences > Validation.
    If the "Bypass" option is not checked, when a record is saved, some MARC subfields are validated to be sure they comply with the ISBN and ISSN format.

    Additional Information

    -10-digit, 13-digit and 8-digit ISBNs are supported.
    - Only ISBNs and ISSNs in the MARC fields 020$a, 022$a and 024$a (if the 024 has a first indicator of 3) will be validated.
    - The string 'ISSN' before an ISSN and 'ISBN' before an

    Category: Cataloging

    • Article last edited: 10/8/2013
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