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ISSN discrepancies (M. Jessie Barczak) ERCELAA@ctrvax.Vanderbilt.Edu 15 May 2002 16:52 UTC

Date: Wed, 15 May 2002 12:30:12 -0400
From: "M. Jessie Barczak" <Jessie.Barczak@USPTO.GOV>
Subject: ISSN discrepancies


I have been challenged to find out the following:

Why is it that the same journal title can have different ISSN numbers?

It has been many years since I earned the MLS, and I do remember learning
WHAT ISSN's and ISBN's are for the purpose of building a database, but as is
usual, what is taught is not necessarily the real world situation.

Anyone else curious?

Much obliged; I promise to digest all responses.

M. Jessie Barczak
Electronic Resources Librarian (ASRC)
U.S. Patent & Trademark Office
(703) 308-6099