|DATA: Numeric||LENGTH: Fixed||CHECK: Required|
Bookland numbers are unique numbers that are printed on books.
Bookland is not a separate bar code type. Bookland numbers have a specific structure which contains the book's ISBN number. Bookland numbers are encoded using EAN-13 bar codes with 5 digit supplemental codes.
Our JIT series of software products can automatically create Bookland bar codes with correct check digits. Simply select EAN-13 as the bar code type.
If you need free help or advice about using this type of barcode, please email;
help@EAN-13.com or help@UPC-A.com
Example: For a book with ISBN 0-201-6663-7 retailing at $9.95 in the US, the message to encode is;
This message is formed by a fixed three digit country code of 978, followed by the ISBN number 02016663 (the last digit of the ISBN number is a check character which is discarded).
The supplemental code contains a currency digit (for US dollars it is 5) followed by a four digit price, left padded with zeros, so $9.95 gives us the digits 0995.
See: EAN, ISBN
Copyright © 2000 CIA (BAR CODES) UK. All rights reserved. Reproduction prohibited.