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Re: Unknown ISSN Regina Reynolds 28 Nov 2006 14:12 UTC

Re: Unknown ISSN Regina Reynolds 28 Nov 2006 14:12 UTC

Dave,

ISSN for U.S. titles are assigned by the National Serials Data Program,
(NSDP), the U.S. ISSN center, part of the Library of Congress. NSDP
participates in the CONSER program, which uses OCLC as its
database.  Therefore, for **U.S. titles** OCLC is the database where
records for U.S. ISSN assignments are created or ISSN are added to
existing OCLC records. If you don't find an ISSN assignment for a
U.S. serial in OCLC, it usually means the assignment has not yet been
made. There are some exceptions, e.g., publications of international
agencies like the United Nations, or some multinational publishers like
Elsevier, whose ISSN assignments are made by the Netherlands ISSN
center. The international database of ISSN assignments is the ISSN
Portal.  Further information about the ISSN Portal can be found at
www.issn.org. That is the most complete database of ISSN assignments and
contains over one and one quarter million ISSN records.

ISSN are not assigned by publishers, as are ISBN where the publisher is
given a block of ISBN to allocate to books as they are published.

If you have further questions about the ISSN, I'd be happy to try to
answer them.

Regina  R. Reynolds                     email: rrey@loc.gov
Head, National Serials Data Program     voice: (202) 707-6379
Library of Congress                     fax    (202) 707-6333
101 Independence Avenue, S.E.           ISSN Web page: lcweb.loc.gov/issn/
Washington, D.C. 20540-4160

On Tue, 28 Nov 2006, Dave Powell wrote:

> Hello:
>
>
>
> I recently cataloged Sacred History Magazine (OCLC number 76149973), but
> I have been unable to find an ISSN for it.  I can't find one on the
> item, and I talked to someone at the magazine who said he would find out
> and get back to me, but that hasn't happened.  The magazine is
> relatively new (as of about a year ago), so my local serials resources
> are too out of date to list it.  Perhaps my assumption that it even has
> an ISSN is misguided, but I would be grateful for any ideas.  Thanks!
>
>
>
> Journey well,
>
>
>
> David R. Powell
>
> Assistant Librarian
>
> John W. Dickhaut Library
>
> Methodist Theological School in Ohio
>
> 3081 Columbus Pike
>
> Delaware, Ohio  43015-8004
>
> (740) 362-3438
>
>
>

Regina 	R. Reynolds                     email: rrey@loc.gov
Head, National Serials Data Program     voice: (202) 707-6379
Library of Congress                     fax    (202) 707-6333
101 Independence Avenue, S.E.           ISSN Web page: lcweb.loc.gov/issn/
Washington, D.C. 20540-4160