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Re: [Koha-devel] Question about Acquisitions and 'Biblios in koha'

From: Roger Hiles
Subject: Re: [Koha-devel] Question about Acquisitions and 'Biblios in koha'
Date: Fri Apr 30 16:04:04 2004

British and American editions occasionally differ enough to warrant entirely separate typesetting, but often to save money the same text is shared between British and American publishers. Two allow the British and America editions to be distinguished for marketing and inventory purposes, both a British and American ISBN are sometimes included in the same work.

The "International" part of the ISBN is that it's supposed to be a unique identifier that can be used everywhere to identify a particular edition from a particular publisher.

From: "Stephen Hedges" <address@hidden>
To: "Roger Horne" <address@hidden>
CC: "koha-devel" <address@hidden>
Subject: Re: [Koha-devel] Question about Acquisitions and 'Biblios in koha'
Date: Fri, 30 Apr 2004 17:07:17 -0400 (EDT)

Roger, I don't think I've ever seen anything like what you describe.  (I
always assumed the 'I' in 'ISBN' really meant "international!")  Is this
fairly common outside the US?

MARC records let you repeat the ISBN tag.  Koha doesn't.


Roger Horne said:
> Purely out of interest, what are Koha and other systems meant to do with a
> book that lists on its back cover separate ISBNs for different countries
> eg
> "An Introduction to the History of Printing Types", Dowding, The British
> Library & Oak Knoll Press, has "0712345779 (UK) and 1884718434 (US)"
> printed
> on the outside.
> Roger
> --
> Roger Horne, 11 New Square, Lincoln's Inn, London WC2A 3QB
> http://hrothgar.co.uk/
> mailto:address@hidden

Stephen Hedges
Skemotah Solutions, USA
www.skemotah.com  --  address@hidden

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