New editions of ISBN Standard and ISBN users’ manual released

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A new edition of the ISBN Standard has been published by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO).

The new fifth edition of the Standard has been in the process of revision for the last few years.

The ISBN users’ manual has also been revised, and a seventh edition of the manual is now available.

While the ISBN remains the key identifier for books in the supply chain and retains its current 13-digit structure, the organisation states there are significant changes in the ISBN Standard, including revised metadata specifications to bring them in line with ONIX 3.0.

Further details can be found on the ‘news’ page of the International ISBN Agency website.

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