ISBN Search Improvements - Partial entry
Show results for ISBN's that are similar to the ISBN they are looking for and make it so the user can type in partial ISBN's and be returned those books that contain that partial ISBN
We are researching the best way to address this issue and which “source of truth” to use, that won’t cost us a fortune per lookup. OCLC? Other? Also include the Kindle ISBN?
Recommendations are welcome!
Robert Martinengo commented
'Similar' ISBNs obviously doesnt mean ones that happen to be numerically similar. It means ones where the book you are searching for has similar editions. For example, a hardcover book is publisher in paperback 6 months later. If you search for the hardcover ISBN, it would be good if the paperback ISBN was retrieved as well.
I dont think searching for partial ISBNs is practical.