On December 10, 2018, OCLC installed changes to WorldCat validation. The new features and enhancements include:
- OCLC-MARC validation of new MARC Codes announced in three Library of Congress Technical Notices (http://www.loc.gov/marc/marcginf.html#naa) issued August
2018 through October 12, 2018.
- A new validation requirement for field 040 subfield $b (Language of Cataloging) to be included in every WorldCat bibliographic record.
- Validation of the alphabetic prefix “cash” for Library and Archives Canada Subject Headings, as well as adjustments to authorizations used by LAC (OCLC symbol: NLC).
Additionally, the relationship rules for bibliographic field 046 were corrected to allow subfields $c and $e to coexist in the same field.
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