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3 Record source type
Used with
    • <RecordSourceType> <a194>
    • @sourcetype
3 00 Unspecified
3 01 Publisher
3 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
3 03 Wholesaler
3 04 Bibliographic agency
Bibliographic data aggregator
3 05 Library bookseller
Library supplier. Bookseller selling to libraries (including academic libraries)
3 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
3 07 Publisher’s conversion service provider
Downstream provider of e-publication format conversion services (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
3 08 Conversion service provider
Downstream provider of e-publication format conversion services (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
3 09 ISBN Registration Agency 18
3 10 ISTC Registration Agency 18
3 11 Retail bookseller
Bookseller selling primarily to consumers
28
3 12 Education bookseller
Bookseller selling primarily to educational institutions
28
3 13 Library
Library service providing enhanced metadata to publishers or other parties
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