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Subject: ISSN International Centre on the WWW
From: Knut Hegna <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:BIBLIST - Topics in Nordic research library user services <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Thu, 18 Jan 1996 08:01:01 +0100
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The ISSN International Centre (situated in Paris, France) has the pleasure
to announce that its bilingual (English/French) WEB information pages are
now available in Norway, thanks to the hospitality of the University of Oslo
Library.

The use of the ISSN is essential throughout the serials chain of supply,
from publisher (and now even from the author of every single contribution)
to the reader, through document delivery utilities, abstracting and indexing
services, subscription agents, libraries, union catalogues, newsagents....,
for the efficient management of research, ordering and cataloguing.

To date, more than 750,000 serials published in 180 countries have been
assigned an ISSN by the ISSN network (65 National Centres). The ISSN
Register is published on CD-ROM (ISSN Compact) and tape.

The ISSN WEB pages give basic information about the ISSN, ISSN assignment,
the ISSN network and related subjects (ISSN based barcoding of serials : EAN
13, SISAC, SICI...). You will find in particular the list of ISSN National
Centres (together with their postal and E-mail addresses) which should be
contacted for any problem related to ISSN assignment for the serials of the
corresponding countries. We take this opportunity to remind the community of
ISSN users (libraries, union catalogues, subscription agents, publishers...)
that ISSN may be assigned on request to publications which do not yet have
one. It should also be noted that ISSN are assigned to serial publications
of any physical medium (paper, microfiche, CD-ROM, online...).

The ISSN International Centre coordinates the network and is responsible for
the assignment of ISSN to serials published by international organizations
or by publishers situated in countries which do not yet have an ISSN
National Centre.

Any suggestion concerning the ISSN WEB pages is welcome; do not hesitate to
contact us for any further information.

Establishing new World Wide Web links pointing to the ISSN WEB pages in
library or serials related WEB servers is also warmly encouraged.

The electronic address of the ISSN WEB pages is :
http://www.issn.uio.no/issn

The ISSN Web pages are also available in California :
http://www.well.com/user/issnic

Pierre Godefroy
Assistant to the Director
ISSN International Centre

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