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Information Standards Quarterly

ISSN: 1041-0031

Summer & Fall 2015, v.27, no.2-3

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Article Title: ISBN: A History
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Author(s): Stella Griffiths
Citation: Griffiths, Stella. ISBN: A History. Information Standards Quarterly, Summer & Fall 2015, 27(2-3): pp. 46-48.
Abstract: ISBN was the first globally unique product identifier of its kind. Today, 150 national or regional registration agencies have assigned ISBNs to over 1.5 million publishers in more than 200 countries. Stella Griffiths, Executive Director, International ISBN Agency and Chair of ISO /TC46/SC9, looks back at the life of a standard that has weathered the change to electronic access of content and attendant changes in the supply chain.


ISO. ISO 2108:2005(en).