Annual Conference Session
ALA Unit/Subunit: ALCTS
Meeting Type: Discussion Group,Interest Group
Cost: Included with full conference registration.
Whether you are a publisher, vendor, librarian, researcher or any user of serials and other continuing resources, the new ISSN Portal with its open key metadata was designed for you. The Portal is the culmination of the ISSN International Centre’s new strategy based on the liberation of ISSN essential data and the development of a freemium business model for the ISSN International Register providing subscribers with enhanced data and functionalities.
In January 2018, the ISSN international Centre launched its updated ISSN Portal and Extranet available at https://portal.issn.org.
Librarians, editors, publishers, content providers, database managers, scholars, students can access free ISSN core data on the web and also via content negotiation. They can make the most of this comprehensive database to identify print and online serials and continuing resources published worldwide.
ISSN Subscribers benefit from an extended range of data and services such as simple, advanced and expert search options to identify serial resources already published or to be published, faceted search including subject classification, new display features including timeline, geolocation of publications, title history and title relations, and much more
This presentation will explore the main features of the ISSN Portal and set the stage for a dialogue between the speakers and the audience to highlight services that would be of use to the ALA PVLR community.