[Koha] scanning isbn number for circulation

hansbkk at gmail.com hansbkk at gmail.com
Fri Mar 4 01:02:04 NZDT 2011

> I'm trying to use the isbn number on books as the book barcode. however,

It's supposed to be just a number to uniquely identify each physical
item, and usually doesn't have any inherent "meaning", like a
biblio-level call number.

If you really want to, you could of course construct your item-level
barcode by using the biblio-level ISBN number and then just adding an
item-level suffix to make it unique.

But I can't really think why you would want to do that, as you would
still need to print (or buy) and physically apply the barcodes. Plus
I've seen many instances where completely identical copies of a given
book (just a different print run, not a different edition) had
different ISBNs.

What most people do is print out (or buy) a big batch of barcode
stickers, and apply them to the physical books at the same time as
entering the item-level holding information.

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