NSK representative at 95th Meeting of ISSN Governing Board
The Head of the Identifiers Assignment Division of the National and University Library in Zagreb (NSK) Danijela Getliher participated in the 95th Meeting of the Governing Board of the International ISSN Centre, the central office for the assignment of the International Standard Serial Number (ISSN), which took place from 25 to 27 April 2023 in Paris, France.
Members of the ISSN Governing Board and the staff of the International ISSN Centre on a visit to the Gustave Moreau museum, organised as part of the 95th Meeting of the Governing Board of the International ISSN Centre. Source: International ISSN Centre.
Apart from being part of the global ISSN network as one of altogether 93 national ISSN offices, ISSN Centre for Croatia, operating within the NSK Identifiers Assignment Division, is among ten national ISSN offices whose representatives are the members of the ISSN Governing Board. Through their active participation in the Board’s activities since 1996 and their experiences with the Croatian publishers of continuing resources, Croatia’s representatives have significantly contributed to the growth of the international ISSN system by taking part in the development of ISSN strategies, programmes and guidelines, as well as in the preparation of the international Centre’s budget.
The ISSN Governing Board consists of two standing members – a representative of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and France – and ten members elected every two years. Apart from Croatia’s representative, the Board also includes the representatives of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Germany, Mauritius, Spain, Sweden, Tunisia, the United Kingdom and United States of America.
Acting as a substitute for the 2022-24 Croatia’s representative on the Board, former NSK Library Adviser for International Cooperation Jasenka Zajec, Ms Getliher attended the Board’s latest, 95th Meeting, whose participants and the representatives of the International ISSN Centre presented various reports and the results of the Centre’s work in the previous year, adopted financial and other formal reports and discussed the challenges that the Centre’s international office is currently facing.
The ISSN International Centre is an interstate institution that coordinates the activities of 93 national ISSN offices and makes available the ISSN Portal database, the Directory of Open Access Scholarly Resources, or ROAD, and Keepers Registry, a registry of agencies archiving e-journals and other continuing resources. The Centre also maintains two ISO standards – ISO 3297, Information and documentation — International standard serial number (ISSN), and ISO 4, Information and documentation — Rules for the abbreviation of title words and titles of publications, along with the List of Title Word Abbreviations (LTWA), based on ISO 4.
The ISSN Portal currently includes more than 2,300,000 bibliographic records for newspapers, journals, magazines, blogs, active websites and other continuing resources published in 234 countries. While basic metadata are publicly available, subscription is required for access to all the Portal’s data.
The ROAD directory includes over 58,000 open access journals and Keepers Registry, which is maintained by 17 institutions acting as archiving agencies, or “keepers”, more than 83,000 serial publications assigned an ISSN.
Basic information about the ISSN Centre for Croatia.
Learn more about ISSN assignment in the ISSN Manual.
Head of the Identifiers Assignment Division of the National and University Library in Zagreb (NSK) Danijela Getliher (first row, centre) with other members of the ISSN Governing Board and the staff of the International ISSN Centre on a visit to the Gustave Moreau museum, organised as part of the 95th Meeting of the Governing Board of the International ISSN Centre. Source: International ISSN Centre.