[OPEN-ILS-GENERAL] ***SPAM*** Re: Importing from ISBN

Jason Etheridge jason at esilibrary.com
Thu Oct 11 13:22:06 EDT 2012

On Thu, Oct 11, 2012 at 1:19 PM, Andrew Morton
<andymorton at btinternet.com> wrote:
> So are you saying that there is no unique way to identify a publication?
> Sort of seems like isbn is useless if that is the case....

It's useful enough for the purpose that "added content" vendors rely
on it for providing libraries reviews, jacket images, etc.

It's just not perfect by a longshot, and if you're using them as item
barcodes, you'll probably hit more complications down the road.

-- Jason

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