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List 3: Record source type code

Value Description Notes Issue number
00 Unspecified 0
01 Publisher 0
02 Publisher’s distributor Use to designate a distributor providing warehousing and fulfillment for a publisher or for a publisher’s sales agent, as distinct from a wholesaler 0
03 Wholesaler 0
04 Bibliographic agency Bibliographic data aggregator 0
05 Library bookseller Bookseller selling to libraries (including academic libraries) 0
06 Publisher’s sales agent Use for a publisher’s sales agent responsible for marketing the publisher’s products within a territory, as opposed to a publisher’s distributor who fulfills orders but does not market 4
07 Publisher’s conversion service provider Downstream provider of e-publication format conversion service (who might also be a distributor or retailer of the converted e-publication), supplying metadata on behalf of the publisher. The assigned ISBN is taken from the publisher’s ISBN prefix 15
08 Conversion service provider Downstream provider of e-publication format conversion service (who might also be a distributor or retailer of the converted e-publication), supplying metadata on behalf of the publisher. The assigned ISBN is taken from the service provider’s prefix (whether or not the service provider dedicates that prefix to a particular publisher) 15
09 ISBN Registration Agency 18
10 ISTC Registration Agency 18
11 Retail bookseller Bookseller selling primarily to consumers 28
12 Education bookseller Bookseller selling primarily to educational institutions 28
13 Library Library service providing enhanced metadata to publishers or other parties 36
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