An International Standard Book Number (ISBN) is a unique identifier for a book or book-like item to allow that specific publication to be distinguished and located. An ISBN is applied to an individual item (e.g. one title or edition of a title) and is unique to that edition. For example, if a book is released as an eBook as well as a paperback, it should have two ISBNs, one for each format.
Serialised publications such as journals do not generally qualify for an ISBN and would usually have an ISSN. For more information about ISSN see ISSN International Centre - Requesting an ISSN.
Under the Copyright Act 1968, it is a legal requirement to deposit copies of a publication with the National Library of Australia. For all publications produced in Australia, legal deposit is also required at a number of NSW locations under the New South Wales Copyright Act 1879- 1952, ss 5-7.
If your work is subject to legal deposit in New South Wales, it must be deposited at all of the following locations:
|State Library of New South Wales||Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone: +61 2 9273 1490
Postal address: Legal Deposit, State Library of New South Wales, Macquarie Street, Sydney, NSW 2000, AUSTRALIA
|NSW Parliamentary Library||Email: email@example.com
Phone: +61 2 9230 2384
Postal address: Legal Deposit Officer, NSW Parliamentary Library, Parliament House, Macquarie Street, Sydney, NSW 2000, AUSTRALIA
|University of Sydney Library||Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone: +61 2 9351 7279
Postal address: Gift, Legal Deposit, & Exchange Officer, University of Sydney Library, University of Sydney, NSW 2006, AUSTRALIA