On Thu, Aug 5, 2010 at 10:19 PM, Tracy Poff <tracy.poff(a)gmail.com> wrote:
On Thu, Aug 5, 2010 at 8:18 PM, phoebe ayers
On Thu, Aug 5, 2010 at 4:23 PM, Bod Notbod
in particular, I didn't know that multiple
books (entirely unrelated
books) have shared ISBNs. So, if nothing else, it might impact...
AFAIK, this is a fairly uncommon problem; I've never run across it in
6+ years of working with lots of books & library catalogs every day.
It varies by publisher--for example, in my experience, Harlequin (a
publisher of romance novels) seems to have used all of its ISBNs *at
least* twice. It's a real problem, if you expect an ISBN to be a
unique ID for a book, and worse if you wanted to it be unique to
edition or so on. Well, it's a minor issue from out point of view, I
guess. How would Mediawiki scale to 130 million articles? Gotta cover
The number of notable subjects covered in all those books is much much
greater than >> 130 million.
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