[LibX] isbn 13 - on page, , vs isbn 10, in link.

Godmar Back godmar at gmail.com
Thu Feb 5 10:22:20 PST 2009


That's controlled by the "downconvert to ISBN-10" checkbox on a per
catalog basis.
This box is checked for Cornell's Voyager. Uncheck if you don't like that.

Since many catalogs at some time required this down conversion, we
made the default setting true when we introduced it.

 - Godmar

On Thu, Feb 5, 2009 at 12:34 PM, Enrico Silterra <es287 at cornell.edu> wrote:
> Fire fox 3.0.5 -- Windows XP.
> libX -- cornell edition 1.5.7
>
> on this page: (for instance)
> http://www.fink.de/katalog/titel/978-3-7705-4781-4.html
> the 13 digit ISBN generates a 10 digit isbn link into our voyager catalog.
>
> this page shows that the 10 digit isbn for this item is indeed one being used:
> http://www.amazon.de/Ank%C3%BCnfte-Epochenschwelle-1900-Aage-Hansen-L%C3%B6ve/dp/3770547810/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1233855066&sr=8-1
>
> (and on that version of amazon only the 10 digit isbn is auto-linked.?!)
>
> I wonder if it is always true that searching on 10 digit isbn is alway
> equivalent to
> searching on the 13 digit isbn?
>
> Rick
>
>
>
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