International Standard Book Number

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Interna′tional Stan′dard Book′ Num`ber

a unique, internationally utilized number code assigned to a book for the purposes of identification and inventory control. Abbr.: ISBN
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C'est une norme definie par ISO 2108. Il faut, cependant, noter que ce systeme d'identification des livres n'est pratiquement pas employe dans le cadre des grandes banques de donnees.
The ISBN (International Standard Book Number, ISO 2108), ISAN (International Standard Audiovisual Number, ISO 15706), ISSN (International Standard Serial Number, ISO 3297), ISTC (International Standard Text Code, proposed ISO standard 21047), as well as others, are examples of this.