Current ISBN system – Learning and practicing via simulation

A. Ahmad, M. A.K. Rizvi, N. Mohanan, S. Ahmad

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International Standard Book Number (ISBN) is a numeric code which is used to uniquely identify books internationally. The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) initially used a 10-digit system which was updated to 13-digit system since 2007. The new code format led to the mass updating of the old code. It is important for the general public to understand the concept of ISBN. There is also a demand for tools for verification, prediction, generation, error detection and correction of the code. This paper explains the concept of ISBN and also demonstrates a tool for the functions mentioned.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)39138-39144
Number of pages7
JournalInternational Journal of Applied Engineering Research
Issue number18
Publication statusPublished - Sept 1 2015


  • Book industry
  • Check digit
  • Error check
  • ISBN-10
  • ISBN-13
  • ISO
  • Library
  • Simulated

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering


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