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Is this information from Mac Elrod and Shlomo Sanders the frequency of
ISBNs publicly bloggable? It's very interesting.

- David Weinberger


On Mon, May 20, 2013 at 9:19 AM, Shlomo Sanders <
[log in to unmask]> wrote:

>  From a large sample of data that we get from publishers:
>
>    - Only 24.5% with one ISBN!
>    - 40% with multiple ISBNs!
>    - Largest group has no ISBN!
>
>
>   *ISBN Count* *Percentage of records with X ISBNs*  0 38.57%  1 24.49%  2
> 17.00%  3 5.88%  4 10.77%  5 2.14%  6 0.65%  7 0.09%  8 0.12%  9 0.24%  10
> 0.04%
>
>
> Thanks,
> Shlomo
>
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>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Bibliographic Framework Transition Initiative Forum [
> mailto:[log in to unmask] <[log in to unmask]>] On Behalf
> Of J. McRee Elrod
> Sent: Sunday, May 19, 2013 20:34
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: Re: [BIBFRAME] Instance of ISBNs in MARC records
>
> In SLC's database of over 300,000 records, over 169,000 have no ISBN, over
> 114,000 have one, over 19,000 have two, and the number of ISBNs ranges up
> to 36 in one record.
>
> For us, Instances can't be based on ISBNs.
>
>
> Total Records: 315389
>
> 020s  Records
>
> 00 169021
> 01 114221
> 02  19745
> 03   7403
> 04   3238
> 05   1149
> 06    344
> 07    118
> 08     29
> 09     42
> 10     11
> 11     16
> 12     10
> 13     12
> 14      4
> 15      5
> 16      3
> 17      7
> 18      1
> 19      1
> 21      1
> 22      1
> 23      1
> 25      3
> 27      1
> 28      1
> 36      1
>
>
>
>    __       __   J. McRee (Mac) Elrod ([log in to unmask])
>   {__  |   /     Special Libraries Cataloguing   HTTP://www.slc.bc.ca/
>   ___} |__ \__________________________________________________________
>
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