This Symbology is also known as International Standard Book Number, Bookland EAN, ISBN-13, ISBN-10, ISBN+5, ISBN+2, ISBN Supplement 5/Five-digit Add-On, ISBN Supplement 2/Two-digit Add-OnThis Barcode Symbology is supported by the following Neodynamic products:
ISBN stands for International Standard Book Number - a unique identifier assigned to each edition of every published book and book-like product. The purpose of the ISBN is to establish and identify one title or edition of a title from one specific publisher and is unique to that edition, allowing for more efficient marketing of products by booksellers, libraries, universities, wholesalers and distributors.
The ISBN was originally developed as a 10-digit number, which for more than three decades has performed extremely well as a catalog number for books. However, the International ISBN Agency has determined that sometime in the not-too-distant future they will begin to run out of 10-digit numbers for publishers. Accordingly, in January 2007, the ISBN will be redefined from a 10-digit to a 13-digit number.
Barcode Professional supports both ISBN-10 as well as ISBN-13 numbers and thus, you can pass to it both type of ISBNs as the value to encode. All ISBN-10 number is automatically converted to ISBN-13 by Barcode Professional.
The Components of an ISBNThe ISBN number is either 10 or 13 digits long and consists of four or five parts:
Add-On or Supplement code
The Add-On Symbols were designed to encode information supplementary to that in the main bar code symbol on periodicals and paperback books. The Add-On can be composed of 2 or 5 digits only. For ISBN barcodes a Five-digit Add-On is usually used for the Retail Suggested Price.
Light Margin Indicators - a greater than (>) and/or less than (<) character - are intended to protected the essential light areas to the left and right of the code that the barcode scanner needs to recognize the beginning and end.
Code property = 0-7356-2153-5, DisplayLightMarginIndicator property = True, EanUpcSupplement property = Digits5, and EanUpcSupplementCode property = 90000, and Text property = ISBN 0-7356-2153-5 will produce the following barcode image: