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stuart

On 21/05/13 02:05, 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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Stuart Yeates
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