2 Comments on Ebook identifier confusion shakes book industry, by Eric Hellman

  1. Wasn’t this discussed at length only a few days ago ? The industry sees no need for ISBN but the ISBN people have to figure out a way to justify themselves pr they may lose their jobs ? No idea what all that earthquake cr@p was about.

  2. Relating this to an earthquake is excellent. We’ve had the initial shock, followed by aftershocks which will continue for a while. Right now it seems people have left the building (including Elvis) to run around in the streets declaring that the sky is falling. I don’t feel quite so panicked, so I’m not getting caught in the stampede. My only concern would be the insistence that each form of electronic formatting would require a separate ISBN. To do so would be totally unnecessary. Using one identifier would simplify listing in a catalogue.

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