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International Standard Book Number (ISBN)

(international standard) The internationally recognized standard numbering system for the identification of books.
The ISBN is a 10- or 13-digit number that identifies both the publisher and the publication. The numbering system was defined by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) in 1970 as ISO 2108. Numbers are assigned by agencies in various countries.
U.S. ISBN Agency; 630 Central Avenue; New Providence, NJ 07974 USA; Fax: [1] (908) 219-0188; Web: www.isbn.org.
International ISBN Agency; c/o EDITEUR; 39-41 North Road; London N7 9DP, UK; Tel: [44] (0)20 7503 6418; Web: http://isbn-international.org.

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