An ISBN is assigned to each edition and variation of a book for example; paperback, hardcover and eBook of the same title will each have a different ISBN. ECU Library Services Centre is responsible for assigning ISBNs to items published by ECU staff with ECU as the publisher.
For a comprehensive list of publication types & information, go to the Thorpe-Bowker website.
When an ISBN is allocated, it is annotated on the request form and the form is returned to the requestor for their records. The request is usually actioned within 2 working days.
ISBNs are currently issued free of cost.
Please note your legal deposit obligation on page 2 of the form.
"Legal deposit is a statutory obligation which requires that any organisation, commercial or public, and any individual producing any type of documentation in multiple copies, be obliged to deposit one or more copies with a recognised national institution" (see: NED Resources)
This includes all Australian print and electronic books, journals, magazines, newsletters, sheet music, maps, websites and public social media. Legal deposit applies to any Australian person, group or organisation that makes this material available to the public for sale or for free.
Currently the requirements are,
You are also encouraged to deposit:
On 17 February 2016, the legal deposit provisions were extended to cover the online publishing.
ISSNs are available through the Australian ISSN Agency in the National Library of Australia - click on the link to access the online form and for more information.
Edith Cowan University acknowledges and respects the Nyoongar people, who are
the traditional custodians of the land upon which its campuses stand and its programs
In particular ECU pays its respects to the Elders, past and present, of the Nyoongar people, and embrace their culture, wisdom and knowledge.