Wednesday, 11 December 2019

Say Good-Bye to the Ten-Digit ISBN

quote [ The Book Industry Study Group (BISG) announced last week that newly purchased ISBNs sold through Bowker will soon be sporting a 979 prefix. ]

So they need a new number space, but in practice it's a new country code? Sounds tricky.
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[by Paracetamol@8:01pmGMT]


Hugh E. said @ 8:31pm GMT on 11th Dec [Score:1 Informative]
Geez, ISBN the body is barely in the ground and you're taking his stuff.
takajou said[1] @ 4:55am GMT on 12th Dec [Score:1 Insightful]
The first 979 ISBN13s started to be used around ten years ago. 2008 if I recall correctly?

That said... Amazon still doesn't use ISBN13s in their back end systems even now. All ISBN10s.

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