Drilling down into eBook identifiers – ISBN, ISTC, DOI etc.

Brian Green
Executive Director, International ISBN Agency
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Whether and how the ISBN should identify each different version of an e-book has become a contentious issue. Brian Green discusses what elements might define different e-book products, examines whether a traditional product identifier such as the ISBN is adequate for this purpose and considers the role of more abstract identifiers such as the ISTC in linking different products with the same content.