Mac, I believe that those are UPC codes - barcodes - but not ISBNs. Does anyone know for sure? Laura?

From the Bowker site:

" The ISBN identifies a book or other book-like product (such as an audiobook) in a specific format and edition, but also the publisher."

and from their FAQ:

DVDs DVDs may not get an ISBN if they are entertainment or performance videos. If the DVD is instructional or educational, then the DVD is eligible for an ISBN. However, retailers vary in their requirements regarding the type of product identification. Publishers should check with their retailers for requirements. If the DVD is eligible for an ISBN, the ISBN is placed near the copyright line on the packaging.


On 8/2/13 10:49 AM, J. McRee Elrod wrote:
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Karen said concerning ISBNs:

... it's only be in use for the last 50 years of book 
publishing, only covers books ...
About 1/3rd of the DVDs we do now have ISBNs, as well as often other
standard numbers.  While it is true books published earlier lack
ISBNs, so do some modern books.

There is also the question of erroneous ISBNs, and a single
manifestation with more than one ISBN, e.g., simultaneous publication,
different bindings.

There are also several other standard numbers for books and
bibliographic records to be considered.

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