[Koha] ISBN - must they be unique?

Elaine Bradtke eb at efdss.org
Thu Oct 4 06:47:46 NZDT 2012

In the process of cleaning up data to prepare for a batch upload into
Koha, I have noticed that some of our ISBNs are not unique.  These are
books from small independent publishers who forgot to change the ISBN
when they issued a new book.   I'm happy to leave them in the ISBN
field (020a ) as long as this won't cause problems in Koha.   Looking
at the framework it is also tagged as  biblioitems.isbn.  I know
record matching uses ISBN. Does anyone know if the contents of this
field must be unique?
Elaine Bradtke
Data Wrangler
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