Balkan Regional Meeting - Bucharest, Romania 2017

The meeting of the Balkan ISBN agencies took place on Wednesday 14 and Thursday 15 June 2017 kindly hosted by the Biblioteca Nationala a României in Bucharest, which also operates the ISBN Agency of Romania. 

The following agencies were represented at the meeting:

  • Bulgaria
  • Croatia
  • Montenegro
  • Romania
  • Serbia
  • Slovenia
  • International ISBN Agency

Each national ISBN Agency gave a short report on the situation with regard to ISBN and system developments in their respective countries. There were presentations on a number of different topics including developments in the Romanian Book Market, the revision of the ISBN Standard and the preparation of data files for the Global Register. In addition, the delegates discussed issues such as the scope of the standard and qualifying products.

We thank all the participants for their help in making the meeting such a success and for all the excellent questions and discussions. We also have special thanks for all our colleagues based in Bucharest who worked so hard in making all the preparations for the meeting and ensuring that everything went perfectly.