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:-) of course - there's a rule that is SOMETIMES followed, but not in 
predictable ways.

kc


On 5/20/13 7:49 AM, Laura Dawson wrote:
> Karen, at the ISBN Agency we've discovered that this is not 
> consistent. Amazon doesn't supply an ISBN - the publisher does. And 
> many publishers don't bother assigning an ISBN to their mobi files, 
> because it's not a requirement at Amazon. BN/Nook assigns a 
> proprietary EAN if no ISBN is provided by the publisher. Best practice 
> dictates that different formats receive unique ISBNs, but many 
> publishers don't adhere to that.
>
> The number soars, but not consistently.
>
> From: Karen Coyle <[log in to unmask] <mailto:[log in to unmask]>>
> Reply-To: <[log in to unmask] <mailto:[log in to unmask]>>
> Date: Monday, May 20, 2013 10:40 AM
> To: <[log in to unmask] <mailto:[log in to unmask]>>
> Subject: Re: [BIBFRAME] Instance of ISBNs in MARC records
>
> Another interesting piece of data:
>
> For eBooks, if they are distributed by different vendors (Amazon v. 
> iTunes, etc.), each VENDOR provides a different ISBN. So the exact 
> same thing gets more than one ISBN. Also, every different eBook format 
> from the same vendor is supposed to have a different ISBN: PDF, ePub, 
> Mobi, etc. So as we go more digital, the number of ISBNs expands soars!
>
> kc
>
> On 5/20/13 7:05 AM, David Weinberger wrote:
>> 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] 
>> <mailto:[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]] On Behalf Of J. McRee Elrod
>>     Sent: Sunday, May 19, 2013 20:34
>>     To: [log in to unmask] <mailto:[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]
>>     <mailto:[log in to unmask]>)
>>       {__  |   /     Special Libraries Cataloguing HTTP://www.slc.bc.ca/
>>       ___} |__
>>     \__________________________________________________________
>>
>>
>
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