RE: [Videolib] ISBN #s

Bergman, Barbara J (barbara.bergman@mnsu.edu)
Wed, 22 Mar 2006 14:02:02 -0600

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ISBNs do make the purchasing and cataloguing process faster and easier,
so technical services staff like ISBNs.

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Once any item is in the collection, our data takes over for the ISBN of
course.

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From: videolib-bounces@library.berkeley.edu
[mailto:videolib-bounces@library.berkeley.edu] On Behalf Of
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Sent: Wednesday, March 22, 2006 11:06 AM
To: videolib@library.berkeley.edu
Subject: [Videolib] ISBN #s

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Does anyone on this listserv know of an alternative way to obtain ISBN
#s than by paying Bowker's fees? Years ago ISBN prefixes and numbers
were free and I obtained a prefix and what I thought was a lifetime
supply of numbers in 1989. But as it turns out, I'm nearing the end of
the numbers. Bowker's staff has informed me that I will not be able to
keep my original ISBN prefix (for any amount of money) and that if I
want to obtain a prefix that I can use consistently, I will have to
purchase a huge quantity, pay a large fee, and be liable for a
continuing yearly fee. I have two questions for the listserv: 1. Does
anyone else issue ISBN #s or a suitable equivalent? 2. Do librarians
and other media professionals care whether a DVD, VHS, or book has an
ISBN # or not?

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Many thanks.

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HerOwnWords.com

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style=3D'font-size:11.0pt;color:blue'>ISBNs do make the purchasing and
cataloguing process faster and easier, so technical services staff like =
ISBNs.<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

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style=3D'font-size:11.0pt;color:blue'>Once any item is in the =
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<b><span style=3D'font-weight:bold'>Subject:</span></b> [Videolib] ISBN =
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<p class=3DMsoNormal><font size=3D2 color=3Dblack face=3DArial><span =
style=3D'font-size:
10.0pt;font-family:Arial;color:black'>Does anyone on this listserv know =
of an
alternative way to obtain ISBN #s than by paying Bowker's fees?&nbsp; =
Years
ago&nbsp;ISBN prefixes and numbers&nbsp;were free and I obtained a =
prefix and
what I thought was a lifetime supply of numbers in 1989.&nbsp; But as it =
turns
out, I'm nearing the end of the numbers.&nbsp; Bowker's staff has =
informed me
that I will not be able to keep my original ISBN prefix (for any amount =
of
money) and that if I want to obtain a prefix that I can use =
consistently, I will
have to purchase a huge quantity, pay a large fee, and be liable for a
continuing yearly fee.&nbsp; I have two questions for the =
listserv:&nbsp;
1.&nbsp; Does anyone else issue ISBN #s or a suitable equivalent?&nbsp;
2.&nbsp; Do librarians and other media professionals care whether a DVD, =
VHS,
or book has an ISBN # or not?<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

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