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


ISSN Germany to implement a new workflow from December 2016 on

The German ISSN Centre is hosted by the Deutsche Nationalbibliothek. So far ISSN have only been assigned by the ISSN German Centre upon requests from publishers. From December 2016 on, requests from publishers will still be processed. Furthermore, library staff employed at the DNB section for Acquisition and Cataloguing will assign ISSN to serials entering national collections via legal deposit. These serials will be recorded by DNB staff in the Zeitschriftsdatenbank, the union catalogue for serials holdings supported by 4000 libraries across Austria, Germany and Switzerland. Serial records with ISSN will subsequently be retrieved and processed by ISSN Germany before they are provided to the ISSN International Centre via OAI-PMH. This challenging project is led by ISSN Germany in close cooperation with the ISSN International Centre.


The ISSN Network represented at the RDA Steering Committee annual meeting in Frankfurt

From November 7th to 11th, 2016, the RDA Steering Committee will hold its annual meeting in Frankfurt, at the Deutsche Nationalbibliothek. Christian Schütz, head of German ISSN Centre, will report on the activities of the ISSN Network.


41st Meeting of ISSN Centres’ Directors in Brasilia (7th-11th November 2016)

The 41st Meeting of ISSN Centres’ Directors will take place next week in Brasilia at the invitation of the Instituto Brasileiro de Informaçào em Ciência e Tecnologia, which hosts the ISSN Centre for Brazil.