[Foundation-l] Ensuring veracity of articles based on print sources

Andrew Gray shimgray at gmail.com
Thu Oct 5 10:14:33 UTC 2006

On 05/10/06, P. Birken <pbirken at gmail.com> wrote:
> Some of this can be done by checking the ISBN. If it exists, the ISBN
> should be mentioned. If it is there, it can be checked. We had several
> cases with fake ISBNs which led to the discovery of fake articles.

Bear in mind that the average moderately-obscure English-lanugage book
has at least two ISBNs, four is very common, and cases of several
dozen are known. Requiring an ISBN is in many ways misleadingly

(but I concur that a broken ISBN is a good trap for silliness)

- Andrew Gray
  andrew.gray at dunelm.org.uk

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