Overview of content related to 'ebook' http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/taxonomy/term/3210/all?article-type=&term=&organisation=&project=&author=ann%20chapman&issue= RSS feed with Ariadne content related to specified tag en ISBN-13: New Number on the Block http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue41/chapman <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue41/chapman#author1">Ann Chapman</a> outlines the planned changes to the ISBN standard and its impact on the information community and the book trade.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>The International Standard Book Number (ISBN) is a unique machine-readable identification number, defined in ISO Standard 2108, which is applied to books. As a result of electronic publishing and other changes in the publishing industry, the numbering capacity of the ISBN system is being consumed at a much faster rate than was originally anticipated when the standard was designed in the late 1960s. While we will not run out of ISBNs tomorrow, it will happen before too long and plans are already in hand to provide a solution before the crisis point is reached.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue41/chapman" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue41 feature article ann chapman british library iso library of congress niso ukoln bibliographic data bibliographic record cataloguing collection description content management copyright data database digital object identifier doi dublin core ebook identifier information retrieval learning objects marc metadata resource discovery search technology software standards url z39.50 z39.88 Fri, 29 Oct 2004 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1078 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk