NSK representative takes part in ISSN Regional Meeting
The Head of the Identifiers Assignment Division of the National and University Library in Zagreb Danijela Getliher took part in the regional meeting of the representatives of national ISSN centres which the International Standard Serial Number International Centre (ISSN IC) organised in cooperation with the Slovenian Institute of Information Science (IZUM) from 22 to 24 October 2019 in Maribor, Slovenia.
Apart from Getliher, who acted as the representative of the Croatian ISSN Centre, the meeting brought together the representatives of national ISSN centres and ISSN professionals from another nine countries, i.e. Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, France, Hungary, Montenegro, Slovenia, Serbia and Ukraine.
The meeting was opened by the Director of the Slovenian Institute of Information Science Dr Aleš Bošnjak, who presented the Institute’s activities and programmes, while Andreja Krajnc Vobovnik, a member of the Institute’s professional team, presented COBISS, an advanced organisational model enabling the integration of libraries into a national library information system, used in the majority of countries whose representatives were present at the meeting.
The meeting was presided over by the Director of ISSN International Centre Gaëlle Béquet, Head of the Metadata and Technical Coordination of the ISSN Network Department Nathalie Cornic, ISSN IC Head of Information Systems Department Pierre Godefroy and ISSN IC Project Officer Deanna White.
Apart from the presentation of the ISSN Annual Report, the programme of the meeting included brief presentations by the representatives of the national ISSN centres giving an overview of their ISSN centres’ activities, as well as presentations by the representatives from Albania and Ukraine, future ISSN Network member countries.
The programme of the meeting also included lectures and workshops focusing on various development strategies, projects and achievements of the ISSN Network, the upcoming new edition of the international standard ISO 3297, the ISSN Manual and new features of the ISSN International Portal that are currently being developed. The meeting participants also discussed the approaching implementation of ISSN+, the new ISSN production tool, ISSN clusters, as well as future developments focusing on combining ISSN identification with other identification systems, e.g. ISNI, DOI, etc.
This was first such ISSN meeting held in Europe, and its organisation was entirely funded by the ISSN International Centre.