The International ISBN Agency

Easily recognisable as the identifier for all kinds of books, the International Standard Book Number is key to an efficient and effective book supply chain.

The International ISBN Agency is the registration authority for the Standard on a global basis. 

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  • The International ISBN Agency has created a new webpage on its website to link to relevant publications.

    This publications page, which can be found here, contains links and information about three articles at present. The intention is to add to this page over time to create a fuller, useful resource for such articles about ISBN. The articles could appear in trade magazines or perhaps be features written by industry...

  • The Urania Sternwarte building in Vienna, Austria

    In September 2016 the ISBN community took part in the 2016 Annual General Meeting of the International ISBN Agency, which was held in Vienna, Austria. The setting for the meeting was the fabulous Urania Sternwarte building - an observatory in central Vienna. We would like to pay special thanks to the hosts of the 2016 meeting, Hauptverband des Österreichischen Buchhandels (HvB), which runs the Austria ISBN Agency.

    The meeting was a...