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Policies & Practices > Is a CIP record the same as 13-digit ISBN?

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message 1: by John (new)

John Champneys (andavane) | 36 comments Greetings from a new librarian.
I have in my hand the paperback edition of this work, which appears not to have an ISBN as such, which I would like to add in to my shelves.

It reads:

"A CIP record for this book is available from the British Library


Am I correct in taking it that this number is the same as the 13-digit ISBN?
I could find no record for it.

Advice on how to add this book in would be much appreciated.

The hardback edition of the book is as follows:




message 2: by rivka, Librarian Moderator (new)

rivka | 45034 comments Mod
Welcome. :)

Looks like the answer to that is yes, but possibly under a different title?

Googling suspect ISBNs is often (but not always) helpful.

message 3: by John (last edited Mar 17, 2009 07:43AM) (new)

John Champneys (andavane) | 36 comments Thanks for the welcome and the useful link, rivka!
Looks a bit as though I've jumped into this group right at the deep end ;)

Googling the number I came up with the following link:

Guardian Book Shop

I swear that has appeared since the morning, as Google showed nothing at the time.

The link you provided leads to a book which does contain the book (as well as another work which has been incorrectly titled).

Anyway thanks for the rites of initiation.
The swin has been most instructive!

PS: (Even as I was writing this, the paperback version of the book has been added in to the Goodreads database)

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