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 ISBN Agency and the National Library of Spain have signed an agreement to share bibliographic metadata. The ISBN Agency will develop a piece of software that would allow the National Library to download metadata from the ISBN database choosing the output format: MARC, ONIX or CSV.

    The downloads from the ISBN Agency database can be configured with a lot of flexibility and filters, and can be programmed to be executed automatically every day or every week...

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    Raja Rammohun Roy National Agency for ISBN in India has announced the release of a new website portal. Raja Rammohun Roy, which operates under the Book Promotion and Copyright Division of the Ministry of Human Resource Development, confirms that the portal was launched on 7 April 2016 by the Honourable Minister Mrs. Smriti Zubin Irani.

    Any publishers - including self-publishing authors - who are based in India can now use the new portal to apply for their ISBNs and to learn more about ISBN and its application. Applying online will help to ensure that publishers receive their ISBNs...