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Old 03-10-2011, 10:00 PM   #1
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Stupid Question: ISBN-10 and ISBN-13

I notice that Amazon.com has both listed where possible. But I'm not sure about other sites. Should I be using the ISBN-10 or the ISBN-13 in the ISBN field... or does it matter at all?
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Old 03-10-2011, 10:59 PM   #2
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ISBN 13 and no it doesn't matter
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Old 03-10-2011, 11:20 PM   #3
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As Kovid said, it doesn't really matter. ISBN-13 is a newer standard because the old 10 digit standard was running out of room but ISBN-10 isn't likely to be phased out any time soon since so many older books only use it. When given a choice, I always enter the ISBN-13 "just because."
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As Kovid said, it doesn't really matter. ISBN-13 is a newer standard because the old 10 digit standard was running out of room but ISBN-10 isn't likely to be phased out any time soon since so many older books only use it. When given a choice, I always enter the ISBN-13 "just because."
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The International Standard Book Number (ISBN) evolved from the Standard Book Number (SBN) previously used in some English speaking countries. An SBN is converted to an ISBN by prepending a digit '0'. Prior to January 1, 2007 books were published using ISBN-10, a 9-digit number plus one check digit. New books now are assigned an ISBN-13 number. Under the old ISBN-10 system, the ISBN number was used to make a number that could be encoded into an Bookland EAN barcode. Under the new ISBN-13 number, the ISBN and the Bookland EAN number is the same.
ISBN(-10) has check digits 0-9 and X (Mod 11) which did not convert to an all numeric UPC/EAN code

ISBN-13 codes start with 978+the ISBN-10 (sans the check character) and a EAN computed check digit
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The International Standard Book Number (ISBN) evolved from the Standard Book Number (SBN) previously used in some English speaking countries. An SBN is converted to an ISBN by prepending a digit '0'. Prior to January 1, 2007 books were published using ISBN-10, a 9-digit number plus one check digit. New books now are assigned an ISBN-13 number. Under the old ISBN-10 system, the ISBN number was used to make a number that could be encoded into an Bookland EAN barcode. Under the new ISBN-13 number, the ISBN and the Bookland EAN number is the same.
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The International Standard Book Number (ISBN) evolved from the Standard Book Number (SBN) previously used in some English speaking countries. An SBN is converted to an ISBN by prepending a digit '0'. Prior to January 1, 2007 books were published using ISBN-10, a 9-digit number plus one check digit. New books now are assigned an ISBN-13 number. Under the old ISBN-10 system, the ISBN number was used to make a number that could be encoded into an Bookland EAN barcode. Under the new ISBN-13 number, the ISBN and the Bookland EAN number is the same.
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