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  • European Article Numbering


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  • + 'EAN'} '[E] uropean [A] lpha [N] umeric'} '[' Free Form as well as a Fancy of a Flying Squirrels ']'

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  • EPCglobal, the new body set up by EAN and UCC, has recently published its “Guidelines on EPC for Consumer Products,” following a meeting here in Japan last month.

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  • An old friend Tom McGuffog, Director of Planning and Logistics Nestle and ex chairman of the UK Article Numbering Association the UK EAN standards governing body now know as GS1 UK, once said ‘ uncertainty is the mother of bad trading, only by removing uncertainty can we trade efficiency’.

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  • The ISBN was a great identifier and has served the industry well and no fits even more comfortably within the EAN structure.

    Archive 2008-01-01

  • The EAN ISBN barcodes that are on the backs of most hardcovers and the inside front covers of most paperbacks are decodable into the ISBN-10.

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  • I'm not sure about ISBN-13s and EAN barcodes yet..

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  • Many publishers have already started including the EAN 978-prefix, followed by the first nine digits of the ISBN, followed by the EAN check digit.

    Archive 2005-08-01

  • (Note: Make sure your friend doesn't mistakenly read you the 13-digit EAN.)

    Archive 2005-06-01

  • The content of the review aside, please let me emphasize that if an identifying number has 12 digits, then the number is not an ISBN or an EAN, but is almost certainly a Universal Product Code (UPC).

    Archive 2005-08-01

  • "For original records, OCLC libraries should input ISBN-13 numbers into an EAN field (024, first indicator '3') rather than inputting into the ISBN field (020)."

    OCLC Interim Support for ISBN 13


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