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International registration systems ISBN, ISMN and ISSN

ISBN

The International Standard Book Numbering System was initiated at the end of the 60s in Great Britain as a national system. It gradually spread all over the world in more then 190 countries. In the Czech Republic it is in operation since 1989.

The system uses the 13-digit ISBN number for an unambiguous identification of books (i.e. non-periodical publications). The ISBN number is mostly used in book market, libraries and by publishers.

The supreme body of the whole system is the International ISBN Agency in London. It publishes annually the Publishers´ International ISBN Directory listing also the data about publishers of the Czech Republc. The supreme body of the system in the Czech Republic is the National ISBN Agency of the CR seated in the National Library of the Czech Republic.

Tel.: +420 221 663 306
E-mail: isbn@nkp.cz
Opening hours: Mo-Fri 9-1 a.m., 2-4 p.m.

NUMBER OF PUBLISHERS PARTICIPATING IN THE ISBN SYSTEM

Year Number
of Publishers
Year

Number
of Publishers

Year Number
of Publishers
1989 238 1999 2745 2009 4583
1990 650 2000 2898 2010 4875
1991 1158 2001 3081 2011 5074
1992 1210 2002 3267 2012 5382
1993 1554 2003 3448 2013 5796
1994 1813 2004 3619 2014 6095
1995 2017 2005 3775 2015 6389
1996 2180 2006 3908 2016 6716
1997 2366 2007 4073
1998 2552 2008 4344

ISMN

The International Standard Music Numbering System (ISMN) works since 1995. In the Czech Republic is in operation since 1996. The system is designed only for printed music.

The system uses the 13-digit ISMN number for an anambiguous identification of music items. The ISMN is mostly used in book market, libraries and by music publishers.

The supreme body of the whole system is the International ISMN Agency in Berlin. The supreme body of the system in the Czech Republic is the National ISMN Agency in the CR seated in the National Library of the Czech Republic.

Tel.: +420 221 663 311
E-mail: Magda.Sakova@nkp.cz
Opening hours: Mo-Fri 9-1 a.m., 2-4 p.m.

NUMBER OF MUSIC PUBLISHERS PARTICIPATING IN THE ISMN SYSTEM

YearNumber
of Music Publishers
YearNumber
of Music Publishers
1996 11 2006 58
1997 21 2007 61
1998 27 2008 64
1999 35 2009 68
2000 40 2010 73
2001 43 2011 83
2002 50 2012 91
2003 51 2013 95
2004 53 2014 100
2005 55 2015 103
2016 113

ISSN

The International Standard Serials Numbering System was initiated at the end of the 60s in United States where the R.R. Bowker Co. was assigning ISSNs for serials of the whole world. At the beginning of the 70s assigning ISSNs was distributed to individual countries and the system spread since that time to more then 90 countries. In the Czech Republic the system works since the 70s.

The system uses 8-digit ISSN numbers for unambigous identification of key titles of continuing resources (formerly serial publications). With the change of the key-title is changed also its ISSN.  The ISSN is mostly used in book market, libraries and by publishers.

The supreme body of the system is the International ISSN Centre in Paris. The supreme body of the Czech Republic is the Czech National ISSN Centre seated in the National Technical Library in Prague.

Antonín Jeřábek

Jan 09, 2017
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