Are You Ready? The New 13-digit ISBN
Think typing in those 10-digit ISBN's can be tedious? Just wait until 2007 when the number will expand to thirteen digits! The US ISBN agency will be joining the international community to add the extra numbers to book IDs. Existing 10-digit ISBNs will have the prefix "978" added to covert to the new standard. The National Information Standards Organization (NISO) offers an informative look at the change as well as links to other pertinent websites.