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


ROAD Dataset now available in KBART version

The ISSN International Centre has set up a KBART (Knowledge Bases and Related Tools) version of the free MARC data describing ROAD records, i.e. OA scholarly resources . This data is made available on BACON ( and can be reused under a CC0 license. KBART is a widely-used NISO Recommended Practice that facilitates the transfer of holdings metadata from content providers to knowledge base suppliers and libraries.


The ISSN International Centre @ 2021 ABES Annual Conference (May 20th)

ISSN IC will participate in the meeting of French academic libraries to be held online on 20 May 2021. Nathalie Cornic, Head of the metadata and technical coordination of the ISSN Network, will provide an update about the participation of the ISSN Network in CIDEMIS, the Dematerialized CIrcuit of ISSN Requests that manages ISSN assignment and modification requests. A presentation of the latest projects involving the ISSN International Centre is also on the agenda.


ISSN IC Director to chair 2021 ISO TC46 Annual Meeting (10-20 May 2021, remote)

Gaëlle Béquet, Director of the ISSN International Centre, will chair the 2021 ISO TC46 Annual Meeting that will take place remotely due to the pandemic. Several working groups will convene to make progress on developing standards regarding information and documentation. All subcommittees will hold plenaries and vote resolutions to define their workplan for the year to come.