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


Gaëlle Béquet visits ISSN Spain

On October 2nd, IC Director, Mrs Béquet will meet with the staff of ISSN National centre of Spain in Madrid.


ISSN IC attended the 7th Conference on Open Access Scholarly Publishing (COASP)

7th Conference on Open Access Scholarly Publishing (COASP)

This conference held in Amsterdam, from September 15th-17th, 2015, was organised by OASPA, Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association, in order to exchange information about standards, OA mandates, business models, metrics and innovative practices in scholarly communication.

This was the opportunity to meet publishers and other stakeholders of the OA community, to promote the use ROAD and to discuss its future directions.


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:

Register now:

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