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On Fri, Feb 10, 2012 at 12:49 PM, U.S. ISSN Center <issn[AT]loc[DOT]gov> wrote:
ISSN Publisher Liaison Section
Library of Congress
101 Independence Avenue SE
Washington, DC 20540-4284
(202) 707-6452 (voice); (202) 707-6333 (fax)
issn[AT]loc[DOT]gov (email); www.loc.gov/issn (web page)
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Advantages of ISSN Use
The ISSN should be as basic a part of a serial as the title. The ISSN can be thought of as the “social security number of the serials world,” providing unique identification of titles that can often be the same as, or similar to other titles. However, just as your social security number does not provide you with any exclusive rights to your name, so, too, the ISSN does not confer any exclusive rights to a title. The advantages of using the ISSN are abundant and the more the number is used the more benefits will accrue.
- ISSN provides a useful and economical method of communication throughout theserials chain of trade, making ordering and distribution systems faster and more efficient.
- The ISSN results in accurate citing of serials by scholars, researchers, abstracters, and librarians.
- ISSN is used in libraries in multiple ways, including searching databases, identifying titles, ordering (especially in electronic order systems), check-in, and claiming of serials.
- As a standard numeric identification code, the ISSN is widely used in automated systems for database update and linkage, retrieval, file matching, and transmittal of data.
- ISSN is a key component of OpenURL systems that connect library users to the article content to which their institution subscribes.
- ISSN is a key identifier in library ERMS (Electronic Resource Management Systems) used to manage subscriptions and access to online content.
- ISSN simplifies interlibrary loan systems and union catalog reporting and listing.
- The U.S. Postal Service uses the ISSN to identify certain publications mailed at periodicals rates.
- The ISSN is an integral component of the journal article citation used to monitor payments to the Copyright Clearance Center Inc.
- ISSN is a component of the EAN and SISAC bar codes.
- All ISSN registrations are maintained in an international data base (the ISSN Register) that is made available via the ISSN Portal and other products described on the web site of the ISSN International Centre: www.issn.org.
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