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979 or 978?

According to this article in Publishers Weekly the transition will start to ISBNs with the 979 prefix during the early part of next year. Was slightly irritated by one receiver of bibliographic information who just a little while ago wrote to me that perhaps we shouldn’t be offering publishers the option of selecting ‘979’ prefixes on our systems (the books in question were publishing from mid 2008 onwards). As they may, you know, accidentally click on it and that way trouble laid. Anyway, of course, we have always supported it in our software cos we’re smart like that.

979 or 978?

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