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


ISSN IC will attend ICSTI 2015 General Assembly and IATUL conference in July.

Two workshops will take place as part of ICSTI (International Council for Scientific and Technical Information) 2015 General Assembly to be held on 4th July 2015 in Hanover, Germany.

The Information Trends and Opportunities Committee (ITOC workshop) will focus on strategic thinking and future trends in open science and open data, and theTechnical Activities Coordinating Committee (TACC) innovation workshop will deal with innovative information products and services that help STI more useable and accessible.

ISSN IC will also attend the 36th Conference of the International Association of University Libraries (IATUL), an Associate Member of ICSTI, organized on 5-9th July in Hanover, under the heading « Strategic Partnerships for Access and Discovery


Annual conference of the American Library Association (ALA) in San Francisco – 27/28 June, 2015

At the annual conference of the American Library Association in San Francisco, the US ISSN National Centre will give a presentation entitled “ISSN @ 40:  Past, Present, and Future” at the Library of Congress exhibit booth and the ALCTS Continuing Resources Update Forum will feature three presentations about ISSN.


Conference on the “bibliographic transition” organised by AFNOR and BnF.

Gaëlle Béquet will open a conference dedicated to “Bibliographic transition” in France.

AFNOR, the French standardization agency, and the National Library of France (BnF) organize on June 26th, 2015 a conference on “bibliographic transition”. Sylviane Tarsot Gillery, BnF’s general director, Gaëlle Béquet, chair of ISO TC46 (Technical Committee on information and documentation) and Pierre Fuzeau, chair of CN46 (French national mirror of TC46) will open this one-day conference.

The conference will present the issues of adopting new bibliographic models and formats, consistent with the FRBR approaches, to drive the participation of cultural institutions in the web of data. Even though the questions related to the adoption of RDA cataloguing rules in France will be specifically under focus, the discussions are intended for a wide audience, from libraries, archives and museums.

Link to the programme (in French):