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


ISSN Review Group’s proposals approved by MARC Advisory Committee (MAC)

The ISSN Review Group, represented officially by Regina Romano Reynolds, Director of ISSN USA, Library of Congress, with assistance from Deanna White, Project Officer at ISSN International Centre, presented two proposals to the MARC Advisory Committee (MAC) meeting held on 26 January 2021. The successful proposals can be read on the MAC website regarding the type of continuing resource:  and regarding the subfields added to field 022 (ISSN): .



25th Anniversary of Journal BOSNIACA – 1512-5033 (Print) / 2303-8888 (Online)

Bosniaca is the journal of the National and University Library of Bosnia and Herzegovina. It is published annually and includes original professional and scientific works in library science as well as systematized practices for the management of collections.



On 5 February 2021, the National and University Library of Bosnia and Herzegovina will celebrate the 25th anniversary of Bosniaca with the publication of its 25th issue (2020) which is available in English and indexed in DOAJ.


Bosniaca is also indexed in Web of Science – Emerging Sources Citation Index, EBSCO – Central & Eastern European Academic Source, EBSCO – The Belt and Road Initiative Reference Source, ErihPlus, Slavic Humanities Index, Index Copernicus, ICI Journals Master List, ROAD – the Directory of Open Access scholarly Resources, C.E.E.O.L. (Central and Eastern European Online Library), Hrčak – the central portal of Croatian scientific journals, KoBSON – the Serbian Library Consortium for Coordinated Acquisition.


ISSN IC has uploaded information about continuing resources in Wikidata

The ISSN IC, with the support of Thomas Francart (SPARNA Company), has initiated a data upload project in Wikidata to validate and enrich metadata associated with continuing resources. A data model was discussed with the Wikidata community and a dedicated bot, i.e. ISSN Bot, has been designed to perform regular updates. This project has already completed 125,118 Wikidata items corresponding to journal titles by adding specific data, i.e. ISSNs for print and online editions, ISSN-L, key title, language, country of publication and URLs.

More information about ISSN Bot data model can be found here: