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


The Keepers’ Registry presented at the Coalition for Networked Information Fall 2016 Membership Meeting

The video of the presentation entitled “Stewardship of the Digital Scholarly Record & of Each Nation’s Published Heritage “given at the Coalition for Networked Information Fall Membership Meeting in Washington D.C., U.S.A. (Dec. 12-13, 2016) is now available on:


The ISSN International Centre invited by the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development to a reception for diplomats and representatives of international organizations

An encounter between the representatives of international organizations operating in France was organized by the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development on 9 February 2017. In his opening speech, the Minister, Mr Jean-Marc Ayrault, mentioned France’s commitment to multilateralism, the promotion of human rights, access to education and preservation of cultural heritage. The Minister also announced some actions to ease the dialogue between French administration and international organizations to which the most favorable terms of French legislation will be applied. The challenges faced by international organizations shall be approached at the interministerial level. In her address, Ms Irina Bokova, General Director of UNESCO, rejoiced over the good cooperation  between her organization and the French Government, notably in the field of the preservation of historical landmarks threatened by armed conflicts.


Integrating ISSN assignment into cataloguing workflow

With the implementation of RDA in Germany, the German National Library has been running a project to analyze the possibilities of integrating the ISSN workflow while using RDA for cataloguing.  The new ISSN workflow was implemented at the beginning of December 2016.