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


ISSN and URN: Moving forward!

Juha Hakala, Senior advisor at The National Library of Finland, chair of ISO/TC 46/SC 4 on Technical interoperability and author of various IETF RFCs on the use of URN for the resolution of bibliographic identifiers (NBNs, ISBNs, ISSNs : …) is hosted by the ISSN IC for a two-day working session (November 20-21, 2018) on the practical implementation of URN resolution for ISSNs (


ISSN IC @ 2018 Charleston Library Conference (5-9 November 2018)

The ISSN International Centre will participate in the 2018 Charleston Library Conference (U.S.A.) to promote its new services to librarians and publishers. The Director of the ISSN International Centre will give two presentations (Nov. 7th and 8th) focusing on the new Enhanced Transfer Alerting Service ( and the implementation of standards.


ISO signs two Registration Authority Agreements with the ISSN International Centre (October 2018)

The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and the ISSN International Centre (ISSN IC) have just signed two agreements stating that the ISSN IC is the Registration Authority responsible for the implementation of ISO 4 Information and documentation — Rules for the abbreviation of title words and titles of publications and ISO 3297 Information and documentation — International standard serial number (ISSN).