[OPEN-ILS-GENERAL] Importing from ISBN

Hardy, Elaine ehardy at georgialibraries.org
Thu Oct 11 10:31:14 EDT 2012

ISBNs are not matching points. Publishers re-use the all the time, for
example (this is a particular problem with children's nonfiction series
publishers). You may reach a point where they will no longer tally with
the item in hand. Also, older books will not have ISBNs, so depending on
the overall collection in your library, you may find that ISBNs are not



J. Elaine Hardy
PINES Bibliographic Projects & Metadata Manager
Georgia Public Library Service
1800 Century Place, Ste 150
Atlanta, Ga. 30345-4304

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ehardy at georgialibraries.org

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Andrew Morton
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They all seem to tally to the ISBN....

btw, im on a mac, so marcedit may not be available...


On 9 Oct 2012, at 20:59, Jason Etheridge wrote:

>> I was thinking that using the fast item add feature in Evergreen's 
>> z39.50 workflow might be what makes it faster than batch loading the 
>> bibs and adding holdings separately.
> Ah, I can see that.  Andrew, are you getting unique barcodes for all
your books?
> -- Jason

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