Jun 04, 2004

10 to 13

Jon Udell writes about the pending transition of the ISBN code from 10 digits to 13 digits on Jan 1 2005. I wonder if a micro-market of ISBN integration consultants has popped up to exploit the opportunity to transition publishers, distributors, libraries and retailers to the new format. I'm imagining a few enterprising Y2K consultants pounding away at legacy databases and implementing middleware to translate the 13 digit code to 10 and back again...