A Concise Guide to Book Industry Product Identifiers

November 2007
by Prepared by the ISBN-13 Task Force of the Book Ind

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A Concise Guide to Book Industry Product Identifiers

Prepared by the ISBN-13 Task Force of the Book Industry Study Group, Inc.

EAN/UCC-13

International Article Number (in its 13-digit form)

Used internationally to identify all types of products, including books (see “Bookland EAN” below)

Hyphenation and spacing: never presented with hyphens or spaces

Numerically equivalent to the Bookland EAN and ISBN-13 for products numbered with ISBNs

Sunrise 2005 encouraged all companies in the North American supply chain to ensure that their systems (including point-of-sale systems) could read and store this number as a product identifier

Includes both the Bookland EAN numbers and identifiers in ranges issued by the local GS1 agency

Bar coding: uses a standard EAN/UCC-13 bar code (with or without five-digit price add-on)

May be easily converted to a GTIN-14 by prefixing a leading numeral and recalculating the check digit

Bookland EAN

International Article Number (in its 13-digit form)

A subset of the EAN/UCC-13 family reserved exclusively for international use on books and related products (also known as Bookland EAN/UCC-13)…IBPA Members – Click here to view the full article (login required).

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