[Koha] ISBN discrepancy for Amazon content

Nicole Engard nicole.engard at liblime.com
Thu Oct 16 00:27:10 NZDT 2008

It is my understanding that this is an Amazon API issue. It's not that they
only look at the 10 digit it's that they look at the first 020 field only
and so if the ISBN in that field isn't the one that matches the one they
have on Amazon then it doesn't pull the data.

I may be wrong, but I've talked to several people who have researched this
issues and I think this was what was discovered.


Nicole C. Engard
Open Source Evangelist, LibLime
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2008/10/15 Betsy Dintaman <bdintaman at lcc.lt>

>  I understand in order to get the Amazon content, we must use only
> 10-digit ISBNs in a bib record. Was it ever determined whether this is an
> Amazon or a Koha problem? More and more books have only 13-digit numbers,
> what are the implications of having only the 10-digit numbers in for future
> use of perhaps another source of enhanced content?
> When the 10-digit ISBN won't work, or when there is only a 13-digit number,
> I check the item on the Amazon website and often find an ISBN number listed
> that is nowhere on the book, though the cover, book, edition. etc. is
> clearly the correct one. I'm uncomfortable with using an ISBN in the record
> that doesn't correspond with anything in the book, but I want the picture!
> Advice?
> Betsy Dintaman
> Balčiunai Library
> LCC International University
> Kretingos g. 36
> LT-92307 Klaipeda, Lithuania
> Tel. +370 46 310 745
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