Identifying Codes

Dewey Decimal Classification Number

Should only be added if printed inside the book, usually on the verso of the title page. More information. Will look something like this: 613.6’9--dc23 or 823’.914 -- dc21

ISBN (International Standard Book Number)

A unique book identifying number. Introduced in 1970 it has been published as international standard ISO 2108.

ISBN 10

A 10 digit ISBN number.

ISBN 13

A 13 digit ISBN number, only on books printed after 1 January 2007.

ISMN (International Standard Music Number)

A unique identifying number for printed music. Introduced in 1993 and published as international standard ISO 10957. ISMNs before 2008 were an M followed by 9 digits (e.g. M-2306-7118-7). Since 2008 ISMNs are a thirteen digit number always starting with 979-0 (e.g. 979-0-060-11561-5).

ISSN (International Standard Serial Number)

A unique identifying number for a serial publication. Drafted in 1971 and published in 1975 as international standard ISO 3297.

Library of Congress Call Number

An alternative term for Library of Congress Classification Number

Library of Congress Catalog Card Number (LCCN)

Also known as Library of Congress Control Number. LCCN structure between 1989-2000 consisted of alphabetic prefix, year, serial number, supplement number, suffix / alphabetic identifier and revision date. LCCN structure from 2001 to now is alphabetic prefix, year and serial number.

Library of Congress Classification Number

Should only be added if printed inside the book, usually on the verso of the title page. An example of the format might be: AA000000.A00 YYYY (year refers to year of publication or copyright) More Information Examples: VG87.E64 2015 PR6005.L36A618 1997

Barcode

EAN

International Article Number - also known as the European Article Number. Generally 13 digits long, but has been adapted to different lengths to accomodate smaller packaging sizes. This standard has been subsumed by GTIN (Global Trade Item Number). May also be EAN (5), e.g. 52699

Printer's Key

The printer’s key, also known as the number line, is a line of text printed on the copyright page (often the verso of the title page, especially in English-language publishing) of books, used to indicate the print run. e.g. 1 3 5 7 9 10 8 6 4 2

NIPO (Número de Identificación de las Publicaciones Oficiales)

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Series Number

SBN (Standard Book Numbering)

A 9 digit unique book identifying number, introduced in 1966 and discontinued in 1974.

Volume Number

Typically used for periodicals, like magazines or journals. The Volume Number generally refers to the number of years the publication has been circulated.

Issue Number

Also commonly used for periodicals, the issues refers to how many times that periodical has been published that year.

Catalog Number