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Annual Reports and Plans

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ISSN member countries defined new strategic orientations during the last meeting of the General Assembly in May 2020.

ISSN member countries identified seven goals to achieve within 4 years:

1/ Develop the global interoperability of the ISSN portal by improving the management of ISNIs

2/ Encourage the creation of new ISSN National Centres to extend the ISSN network worldwide

3/ Implement the sixth version of the ISSN standard by creating the family ISSN and other cluster ISSNs

4/ Implement the 2020 ISSN standard by assigning ISSNs to various types of continuing resources

5/ Develop interoperability of the ISSN Portal through the management of persistent identifiers and URLs of digital continuing resources

6/ Promote and develop Keepers Registry to associate new agencies and increase the number of identified archived resources

7/ Promote the ISSN portal as a professional tool for the National ISSN Centres to improve the ISSN assignment process

For more details, look at the Strategic Plan 2020-2024

Annual report 2016

Annual Report 2017

Annual report 2018 and executive summary for 2018

Annual Report 2019 and executive summary for 2019

Annual Report 2020 and executive summary for 2020