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


Edina and the ISSN International Centre will organize a Keepers Extra conference and workshop in Edinburgh, Scotland (7-8 September 2015).

Please click here to see the finalised programme now available for

Taking the Long View: International Perspectives on E-Journal Archiving

A One Day International Conference at the University of Edinburgh, hosted by EDINA and the ISSN IC


7th September 2015

9:00 – 17:00

Speakers Include:

Clifford Lynch (CNI)

John MacColl (RLUK)

Victoria Reich (The LOCKSS Program)

Kate Wittenberg (Portico)

Randy Kiefer (CLOCKSS Archive)

Andrew MacEwan (British Library)

Mike Furlough (HathiTrust)

Steve Marks (University of Toronto/Scholars Portal)

Barbara Sierman (KB, Netherlands)

Ted Westervelt (Library of Congress)

Zhenxin Wu (National Science Library of China)

Vincent Wintermans (UNESCO)

A roundtable discussion ‘Looking forward to looking back: New Horizons for the Scholarly Record’ will be chaired by William Kilbride (Digital Preservation Coalition). 

For more details please see our website:

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Academic libraries increasingly rely on the services of archiving agencies to help provide assurance of continuing access.  This conference brings together speakers from leading international service providers, national libraries and library consortia.  Speakers will be asked to describe their initiative’s recent activities and share views on what actions are needed – by themselves and by other stakeholders – that can assist with collaborative activity and result in improved services in the near and long term.

Marking the 40th anniversary of the ISSN International Centre and the 20th anniversary of EDINA, this event presents a networking and briefing opportunity in which librarians can learn about a wide range of international activities, experiences and perspectives on the archiving and preservation of serial content, and gain insight into how these initiatives are developing to aid library stewardship and collection development décisions.

The conference programme, accommodation information, and travel directions are available on the conference website:

For more on the Keepers Extra project and the Keepers Registry, visit our blog:

John McIntyre Conference Centre

Pollock Halls, 18 Holyrood Park Road

Edinburgh, EH16 5AY


Meeting at the National Library of South Africa

On August 11th, Dr. Khomotso Marumo, Director of the Bibliographic Services and Collections Management at the National Library of South Africa, met Mr Clément Oury (Head of Data, Network and Standards Department at IC).


ISSN IC at IFLA 2015, South Africa (Cape Town)

IFLA 2015 at Cap Town, from August 15 to 21:

6-19 August 2015: The ISSN International Centre will exhibit at IFLA conference in Cape Town in South Africa (booth n°E127).

On 17 August:

Dr. Cecília Leite Oliveira, Director of the Brazilian Science and Technology Information Institute (IBICT) and Mrs Gaëlle Béquet, will make a presentation on the special thematic number of the journal Ciência da Informação, about ISSN’s 40th Anniversary (afternoon). As from 3:30 p.m, Mrs Béquet and our team look forward to your participation to this special presentation on booth E127. Wine and snacks will be proposed to participants!

On 18 August:

Session 116 Dynamic Transformations and Developments in the World of Serials and Other Continuing Resources – Serials and Other Continuing Resources: 9:30 a.m.: Mrs Gaëlle Béquet, Director of the IC, will make a presentation entitled “E-serials Preservation: a Worldwide Challenge for Research Libraries »

On 19 August:

Session 166 Impact of standards on the international library community – Committee on Standards : 09:30 a.m. Mrs Béquet will make a presentation entitled: “Interaction Between IFLA Standards and Other Library Standards: ISBD, RDA, UNIMARC and ISSN: a Long-Lasting Relationship.


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