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Saturday, June 11 • 10:30am - 11:30am
Concurrent Session D6 -- ISSN Revision: Embracing the Challenge of Change

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How can the ISSN standard, ISO 3297, serve its many purposes and communities better?  Revision of the standard by an ISO working group is slated to begin this year. The standard's last revision in 2007 resulted in the ISSN-L and coverage of ongoing integrating resources.  What changes might be needed now to position ISSN as the key identifier for continuing resources in the emerging linked data environment?  Should the statement that ISSN should be assigned free of charge be removed from the standard?  Should ISSN be more granular, or less granular?  Should there be an ISSN to identify serial "families?"  Should current RDA rules for major and minor title changes determine when a new ISSN is assigned?  Are those rules serving library, publisher, vendor, and user needs?  These topics and others will likely be considered by the ISO working group.  What would you like to see in a revised ISSN standard? Come with your ideas and questions.


Regina Reynolds

Director, U.S. ISSN CenterHead, ISSN SectionLibrary of Congress

Saturday June 11, 2016 10:30am - 11:30am PDT
Potters Room