Vietnam: Location and display of ISBNs for printed books and electronic books

This is a notable content of the Circular No. 05/2016/TT-BTTTT of the Ministry of Information and Communications of Vietnam on management and use of International Standard Books Number.

Vị trí và trình bày mã số ISBN đối với sách in, sách điện tử , Thông tư 05/2016/TT-BTTTT

According to Article 7 of the Circular No. 05/2016/TT-BTTTT of the Ministry of Information and Communications of Vietnam, location and display of ISBNs are specified as follows:

- Each ISBN encoded in a barcode must appear on the lower section of the outside back cover. If the book has the dust jacket/wrapper, ISBNs must appear on the jacket/wrapper;

- Each ISBN must be displayed immediately above the barcode, preceded by “ISBN” and succeeded by the elements that must each be clearly separated by hyphens. The below serial number must coincide with the above serial number without hyphens (as shown).

In addition, the ISBN in digit must be displayed on the foot of the page display number of publication decision (hereinafter referred to as “copyright page”) (similar with the serial number as shown above);

In the case of multi-volume books: At the foot of the copyright page of each volume, the ISBNs in digit of other volumes must be displayed (published volumes);

In the case of translated books: At the foot of the copyright page, the ISBN in digit of the original book must be displayed (if any);

In case of books published in different forms: At the foot of the copyright page of each form, the ISBNs in digit of other forms must be displayed (published).

Moreover, location and display of ISBNs for electronic books are as follows:

- Regarding books published on the Internet or other electronic means:  Each ISBN encoded in barcode must appear on the first display, title display or on the screen that displays the copyright notice;

- In case of books in form of CD, CD-ROM, DVD and VCD: Each ISBN encoded in barcode must appear on the label of the object.

View more details at the Circular No. 05/2016/TT-BTTTT of the Ministry of Information and Communications of Vietnam, issued on March 01, 2016.

Le Vy

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