Barcode encyclopedia : Symbology issnISSN - special version of EAN barcode. ISSN = International serial number
This barcode begins with 977.
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issn - International Standard Serial Numbering - The ISSN system is used for identifying serial publications (print and non-print); these are publications like magazines, newpapers, annual reports, etc. that are published at regular intervals. A single ISSN uniquely identifies a title regardless of language or country in which published. Administration of ISSN
The coordination of the ISSN is international, with registration initiated at the national level where serials are published. Library of Congress ISSN site at www.lcweb.loc.gov/issn or ISSN International Headquarters at www.issn.org or http://www.loc.gov/issn/ Library of Congress National Serials Data Program Washington, D.C. 20540-4160 Tel.: (202) 707-6452 Fax: (202) 707-6333 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org An ISSN is eight digits long. Always displayed this way: ISSN 1234-5679. First seven digits serve as the title number, last number is checksum.
Advantages of Use
- ISSN provides a useful and economical method of communication between publishers and suppliers, making trade distribution systems faster and more efficient.
- The ISSN results in accurate citing of serials by scholars, researchers, abstracters, and librarians.
- As a standard numeric identification code, the ISSN is eminently suitable for computer use in fulfilling the need for file update and linkage, retrieval, and transmittal of data.
- ISSN is used in libraries for identifying titles, ordering and checking in, and claiming serials.
- ISSN simplifies interlibrary loan systems and union catalog reporting and listing.
- The U.S. Postal Service uses the ISSN to regulate certain publications mailed at second-class and controlled circulation rates.
- The ISSN is an integral component of the journal article citation used to monitor payments to the Copyright Clearance Center Inc.
- All ISSN registrations are maintained in an international data base and are made available in the ISDS Register, a microfiche publication which is scheduled to cease in the near future, or in "ISSN Compact," a CD-ROM. These products are described in a document maintained by the ISSN International Centre:
An ISSN is composed of eight digits: the arabic numerals 0 to 9, except that in the case of the last digit, which is a check digit, the upper case X can appear. The purpose of the check digit is to guard against errors caused by the incorrect transcription of the ISSN. The method of determining the check digit for the ISSN is the modulus 11 basis, using the weighting factors 8 to 2. In the case of the ISSN, the Roman numeral X is used where the check digit calculation results in a remainder of 10.
Why Do Some ISSN End in an "X"?
ISBN or International Standard Book Number is the book counterpart to the ISSN. It is a national and international standard identification number for uniquely identifying books, i.e., publications that are not intended to continue indefinitely.