International Identifier for serials
and other continuing resources, in the electronic and print world


The ISSN International Centre has just launched a call for experts.

The ISSN International Centre has just launched a call for experts.

The International Standard Serial Number (ISSN) is an ISO standard. The ISSN database (the “ISSN Register”) is a catalogue of more than 2 million bibliographic records in Marc 21 format with an annual growth of approximately 60,000 records.

Since 2004, the ISSN International Centre has been using the “ISSN Virtua” software, i.e. a customized version of the basic Virtua LMS system by Innovative.

The retained expert shall explore and assess various market solutions and service providers that could contribute to the implementation of a new information system to support the ISSN Register.

The ISSN International Centre is thus expecting a report including a set of recommendations on which the subsequent call for tender shall be based to get the best solution to replace the current production system.

Interested parties shall send an email to to receive further information. The deadline to submit a proposal is July 13th, 2017.


11th Biennial Conference of the French ISKO Chapter

Gaëlle Béquet, Director of ISSN IC, will chair the session about Epistemological and theoretical foundations of information of the 11th Biennial Conference of the French ISKO Chapter (International Society for Knowledge Organization) which will be held on 11 and 12 July 2017 at UNESCO headquarters in Paris. The overarching theme of the conference is Epistemological and theoretical foundations of Information – Documentation science: a tribute to francophone pioneers.

The programme is available online


The ISSN International Centre at ALA

The ISSN International Centre will participate in the Annual Conference of the American Library Association which takes place in Chicago, IL, 22-27 June 2017. On Saturday 24 June, there will be a presentation of the latest news regarding the revision of ISO 3297 – ISSN at NISO Annual Meeting and Standards Update. On Sunday 25 June, Gaëlle Béquet, Director of the ISSN International Centre, and Regina Romano Reynolds, Director of the US ISSN Centre, will speak at the session The Once and Future ISSN organized by the Continuing Resources Cataloging and Standards Forum (ALCTS CRS). More details at