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ISSN IC @ MARC Advisory Committee (MAC) (January 26th, 2021, distant meeting)

The ISSN Review Group will present two proposals to update MARC to the MARC Advisory Committee (MAC) on January 26th, 2021. The proposals can be read on the MAC website here:


Online Conference on ISO 21110 – Emergency preparedness and response organized by AFNOR and BnF (25 January 2021)

Gaëlle Béquet will give a presentation on the production of ISO international standards at this conference organized by AFNOR, the French standardization agency, and the Bibliothèque nationale de France. Registration is free of charge.​ Program available here.


14 new Endorsing Publishers started using the Transfer Alerting Service in 2020!

In 2020, the National Information Standards Organization (NISO) welcomed 14 new endorsing publishers as the most recent adopters of its Transfer Code of Practice ( Bioscientifica, Cornell UniversityILibrary Publishing, Department of Agribusiness, Faculty of Agriculture, Halu Oleo University, Frontiers Media, Helsinki University Press, Human Resource Management Academic Society, Indonesia Journal Publisher, International TESOL Union, Longdom Publishing, Mary Ann Liebert, NCSL International, PerkinElmer, Turkish Association for Psychopharmacology, Yandy Scientific Press.

The Transfer Code of Practice provides guidelines to help publishers ensure that journal content remains easily accessible by librarians and readers when there is a transfer between parties. Publishers who endorse the Code can register for free with the ISSN Portal; when they acquire a title, they may record the transfer through this portal. Information about transfers is shared with the library and publishing communities via the Transfer Alerting Service .