ISBN Number In India
ISBN (International Standard Book Number) Number in India is the sole international publisher’s identifier digit. It is mainly meant for the monographic publications and it is the 13 digit number. It can replace the handling of the long bibliographic vivid records. It was introduced in the world during 1972 and in India this system has been published in the year 1985 by Raja Rammohun.
ISBN number is recognized throughout the human race as the small and clear machine readable identification number. The 13 digit number will be the book land of the EAN bar system. It is the fast system which is used for running the electronic point of sale system in book shops. ISBN Number in India executes the ordering and distribution of books which will be the fast and efficient method.
In the modern environment ISBN will be the essential instrument and acts as the important factor in the book market. The ISBN Number in India will have the serial No.55 and the Indian ISBN agency takes many efforts to popularize the system by achieving maximum registration of publishers/authors.
The various advantages of using ISBN Number in India includes:
- Time and staff are saved and many copying mistakes are avoided.
- It is fast and efficient method.
- Rights management is done on the basis of ISBN.
- It does the accumulation of sales data.
- You can find the information from the books easily.
Some of the examples where the ISBN number will be assigned include printed books, pamphlets, Braille publications, educational software, media publications and maps. The structure of the ISBN number is divided into five elements in which three of them are variable length and first and last of them are of fixed length. These elements should be separated using hyphens or spaces when displayed in the human readable form.