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Placing and Display display of the ISBN and ISMN on Publicationspublications

Placing and Display display of the ISBN and ISMN on Publicationspublications

Placing and Display display of the ISBN and ISMN on Publicationspublications

Printed publications

The code must always be clearly legible in the publication (minimum font size 9).
For printed material, the identifier is marked:

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ISMN 979-0-321-76543-1 (score)
ISMN 979-0-321-76544-9 (piano score)
ISMN 979-0-321-76545-7 (set of parts)

E-books and online publications

If a book or notated music publication is available electronically, all of its product forms (e.g., CD-ROM or file formats such as PDF, EPUB, etc.) are assigned separate ISBN or ISMN identifiers, as they must be identifiable as separate products in the supply chain.

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Section 6 of the ISBN Users’ Manual features more information on identifying electronic material and DRM protection.

Multi-volume publications and mixed media

Typically, a multi-volume publication will only be assigned one ISBN identifier. In addition, each volume will be assigned its own ISBN.

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