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The new edition of the ISSN international standard makes life easier for the serials community

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Sophie Vincent

ISSN International Centre
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A new edition of the ISO international standard on the International Standard Serial Number (ISSN) – ISO 3297: 2007 – has just been published.

The main new feature is the Linking ISSN or ISSN-L.The ISSN-L is a mechanism which enables collocation or linking among different media versions of a continuing resource. While keeping a separate ISSN assigned to each of the various media versions of a title, it will be possible to designate one single ISSN-L for all those media versions of the title.

Among other improvements, the ISSN-L will facilitate search, retrieval and delivery across all media versions for services like OpenURL, library catalogues, search engines, or knowledge bases.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1629/2145
How to Cite: Vincent, S., 2008. The new edition of the ISSN international standard makes life easier for the serials community. Serials, 21(1), pp.45–48. DOI: http://doi.org/10.1629/2145
Published on 01 Mar 2008.
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