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Sorry, no numbers, but I have heard complaints of different works having the same ISBN.

Thanks,
Shlomo

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On May 20, 2013, at 20:53, "Harold E. Thiele" <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> Thanks to Mac and Roy, we now have some hard numbers revealing the number of records having no association with ISBN numbers or are associated with multiple ISBN numbers. This is just one side of the problem. The other side, mentioned several times, is the association of a single ISBN number with two or more works or instances. It would be equally informative if the numbers could be generated to illustrate the size of this problem.
> 
> 
> Harold E. Thiele, MLIS, PhD
> Assistant Professor
> Master of Library and Information Science Program
> Odum Library
> Valdosta State University
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> Valdosta, GA 31698-0150
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> ________________________________________
> From: Bibliographic Framework Transition Initiative Forum [[log in to unmask]] on behalf of Tennant,Roy [[log in to unmask]]
> Sent: Monday, May 20, 2013 11:06 AM
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: Re: [BIBFRAME] Instance of ISBNs in MARC records
> 
> As requested, numbers from WorldCat, the 1 May 2013 Research snapshot, with 296,589,450 records:
> 
> NO. of Recs ISBNs Percent
> 
> 230402772  0 77.68%
> 58861390  2 19.85%
>  4269211  4  1.44%
>  1659221  1  0.56%
>   515674  6  0.17%
>   466645  3  0.16%
>   151133  8  0.05%
>    84572  5  0.03%
>    51967 10  0.02%
>    33372 12  0.01%
> 
> Keep in mind that WorldCat, being the largest library union database in the world, includes a great deal of material that pre-dates the establishment of the ISBN.
> Roy
> 
> From: Shlomo Sanders <[log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>>
> Reply-To: Bibliographic Framework Transition Initiative Forum <[log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>>
> Date: Monday, May 20, 2013 5/20/13  6:19 AM
> To: "[log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>" <[log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>>
> Subject: Re: [BIBFRAME] Instance of ISBNs in MARC records
> 
> 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
> 
> 
> 
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