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Book Issues > Isbn not matching title

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This book http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/31... has an isbn that worldcat says does not match title.

(I was just cleaning up unknown authors). Book title and description a Christian novel about Jesus; worldcat says isbn is for traditional Jewish tales.

I can just add the author and combine with other editions; I did not want to do anything to an isbn without asking.

What, if anything, should I do about the isbn number?

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Open Library has that is exists under that ISBN
http://openlibrary.org/books/OL838841...

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Is open library a wiki, crowdsourced type of website?

I'm not sure which, worldcat or open library, goodreads powers that be consider more "official"?

I'm inclined not to mess with isbn myself unless it's an isbn hardcopy I personally have in hand as evidence. Most likely person shelving/rating book did know what title they were reading.

I saw isbn assigned to both titles when I tried some internet searches (mostly at bookseller sites we are not supposed to get data from).

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WorldCat is effectively crowdsourced. It is just that the crowd is a vast number of libraries (72,000 according to Wikipedia). MUST be accurate, or not. Certainly isn't comprehensive.

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Sounds like a re-used ISBN.

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Right time frame for that to be a re-used issue publication date-wise. I'll leave isbn alone (and would not change an isbn that wasn't clearly a typo without checking first anyway).