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


Working Together to Ensure the Future of the Digital Scholarly Record

EDINA and the ISSN International Centre are pleased to announce the publication of Working Together to Ensure the Future of the Digital Scholarly Record. This statement outlines the actions now required to tackle the evolving challenges of preserving and ensuring the long-term accessibility of digital scholarship.

Working Together to Ensure the Future of the Digital Scholarly Record addresses publishers, research libraries and national libraries, and sets out a series of recommended activities that they can undertake to support archiving and preservation initiatives. It represents the consensus of the preservation specialists, archivists, librarians and technologists who participated in an invited workshop held as part of the Keepers Extra project in Paris on the 6th and 7th of June 2016.

The Keepers Extra project (2014-16) is a Jisc investment designed to support and enhance community activity around the Keepers Registry, a Jisc service at EDINA.  The Keepers Registry provides the freely available means to discover which e-journals are being archived by participating ‘Keeper’ archiving agencies, and thereby helps to highlight those e-journals for which no arrangement is on record.

The Keepers network, the community of practitioners who contribute to the registry are committed to acting as the stewards of digital content and will work to support and encourage the actions identified in this statement.

Together, we invite others to support this call to action.  If you or your organisation wishes to endorse this statement please write to


ISSN IC at IFLA 2016, Columbus (USA)

14-17 August 2016: The ISSN International Centre will exhibit at IFLA conference in Columbus -USA (booth n°E104).

On 15 August:

IFLA WLIC 2016: Two presentations by the ISSN International Centre scheduled

The Open Session “The Role of Stakeholders in the New Serials World” organized by IFLA’s Serials and Other Continuing Resources Section (SOCRS) will include two presentations by the ISSN International Centre.

Please check the programme at

On 16 August:

The ISSN International Centre will participate in the Conference of Directors of National Libraries (Columbus, Ohio, August 16th, 2016)

Gaëlle Béquet, director of the ISSN International Centre, will give a presentation about its new strategy at the CDNL meeting.


ISSN linked data policy presented at the “Data in Libraries” IFLA satellite meeting

The objectives, the current achievements and the future projects of the ISSN International Centre in the field of linked data will be presented at the IFLA satellite meeting “Data in libraries: the big picture” (University of Chicago, August 10th, 2016).

See the programme: