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


ISSN IC at IFLA WLIC 2019, Athens, Greece

25-28 August 2019: The ISSN International Centre will exhibit at booth n°A112 during the 85th IFLA General Conference and Assembly in Athens, Greece.

26 August 2019: The ISSN International Centre will give a presentation entitledLinked ISSN data, Crowdsourcing, International Cooperation: How we enhance the quality of the ISSN Portal” at the Expo Pavilion Session from 15:00 to 15:45.


Continuation of the service Keepers’ Registry (

ISSN International Centre and EDINA at the University of Edinburgh, have agreed to collaborate to postpone the retirement of Keepers Registry.  Keepers Registry has been a Jisc funded service for the UK Higher Education sector from 2016 to 2019, but this funding will cease in July 2019.  Jisc are thanked for their funding of the service over many years.


The ISSN International Centre and its Governing Board value the Keepers Registry as part of the global identification infrastructure for serials and wish to continue to make its functionality and content available for the UK and international communities of libraries, publishers and scholars.


To maintain this valuable service ISSN International Centre aims to provide a new service from December 2019.  To facilitate this development, funding for EDINA to run the current service until the end of November 2019 is to be provided by the ISSN International Centre and the Keepers Agencies.


ISSN IC to participate in SUDOC Regional Centres Annual Meeting in May 27th.

The ISSN International Centre has been invited to participate to ABES Annual Conference in Montpellier, France. Nathalie Cornic, Head of Metadata and Technical Coordination of the ISSN Network, will participate in SUDOC PS Network Meeting to be held on 27 May 2019. She will give a joint presentation with Philippe Cantié, Head of ISSN France, about the participation of the ISSN Network in CIDEMIS. This professional application, whose acronym means Dematerialized CIrcuit of ISSN Requests, is designed to automate the management of ISSN assignment and modification requests for continuous resources reported in the Sudoc. A presentation of the latest developments of the ISSN Portal is also on the agenda.