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Best regards! StarryGrandma (talk) 23:48, 22 January 2017 (UTC)

Unique identifiersEdit

@StarryGrandma: In this discussion, you mentioned small publishers re-using expensive ISBNs, destroying their worth as unique identifiers. Do you think Wikidata could provide them with free unique identifiers? HLHJ (talk) 04:02, 22 June 2019 (UTC)

Hi HLHJ. I don't believe that small publishers see any benefit to reusing ISBNs these days. Since so much bookselling happens online and is indexed by ISBNs, including used books, they would be hampering their sales of new items by such reuse. However Wikidata may need to be able to disambiguate ISBNs for older books that have the problem. StarryGrandma (talk) 01:11, 23 June 2019 (UTC)
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