ISSN use cases?


#1

@colomet has proposed including the ISSN in our default metadata: https://github.com/pressbooks/pressbooks/issues/573

I’m not opposed, just interested in other folks’ insights. @brad, @bryan, you have any experience with the ISSN? @hughmcguire?


#2

It’s quite trivial to add fields via third-party plugins right now—see this example:


#3

ISBN is for paper books.

If we have a digital book and it changes often, ISSN is the correc serial number. You can have both, is not a problem, but in a situation where each month the book is update, ISSN is the correct number.

Also is free (but you can charge to the customers if you whant)


#4

ISBN is not just for paper books, see here: http://www.isbn.org/sites/default/files/images/isbn_agency_e-books_position_paper.pdf

I think the more specific point is that ISSN is the better choice for serialized/frequently updated content. For many users of Pressbooks, however, an ISBN is the better choice.


#5

wrong choice of words. I mean for tipical books.

ISBN is always better choice (more importance in the CV) as My specific situation is educational books, i have to write many many books, if I have to buy an ISBN for each book, I need too much money.

Besides, I do actualice often (for now). Sure in a point the book have no more changes. In that moment I can have the ISBN and mean time the ISSN (Educational use where the content have updates all the courses or classes).

I believe it could fix better and easy creating the metadata for Education LOM


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#6

I hadn’t heard of ISSN until this conversation. Seems like this would be a good thing to have, but I don’t think what’s being proposed would really affect us here at Lumen.


#7

My understanding was that ISSNs are typically issued to periodicals. Would not likely be used very frequently, since Pressbooks is designed mostly for book publishing, but I don’t see how it would hurt to add it to the metadata, personally.


#8

If you write a book, and you change the content each time you start the course or each month you fix a mistake, you have an book for ISSNs (you can have both in one book). A novel, don´t need, but educational books (well, my books are always with mistakes and we update from time to time) can use ISSN. And I really love the price, free :innocent: