Search by Old Aleph Bib Number
People have expressed interest in being able to search records in Shared Bib by the Aleph system number from your individual bib libraries. A new direct index called OAN (Old Aleph Number) has been defined for this.
The format for the search term is <old bib library><old bib number>. Include leading zeros in the bib number to fill it out to 9 digits. Case doesn't matter.
|University -||- Old Aleph Number -||- Search in UXU01|
It's possible to use a file of old bib numbers to generate a file of the corresponding new bib numbers in UXU01. The old bib numbers should have the format <old bib library><old bib number>. For example,
To retrieve the new bib numbers, use this file of old numbers as the input file for the service Retrieve Records by Direct Index (ret-06) under Services / Retrieve Catalog Records in UXU01. The Search Index is OAN. The library is UXU01. The ret-06 output is a file of the corresponding UXU01 bib numbers.
Here's a sample ret-06 form: