- Article Type: Q&A
- Product: Voyager
What does Voyager use to determine "Cosmetic Differences" in heading validation?
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