International ISMN Agency

The International Standard Music Number for Notated Music.
A System for Publishing, Distribution and Library Practices

News - Archive - 2009



The ISMN Newsletter 19 presenting the minutes of the Third Annual General Meeting of the Internationale ISMN-Agentur e.V. and the Panel Meeting in Bonn can be downloaded here.

The revised ISMN Standard ISO 10957 has been published by the International Standard Organisation. The English and French version can be obtained at

Source: National Information Standards Organization (NISO) and OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Inc. 
"The metadata that enables readers to identify and acquire books online also drives multiple functions for the publisher supply chain and for library workflows both before and after publication." The white paper dated June 30th 2009 may be viewed here.

The ISMN Annual General Meeting and Panel meeting will take place in Bonn, on 29 and 30 June, by kind invitation of the German ISMN agency.

As of January 2009, the Kyrgyz Republic is member of the ISMN system. The agency is situated in the National Book Chamber in Bishkek.

Source: The Business of Classical Music 
"The music recording industry involves a number of discrete businesses. These businesses link together in a sophisticated way to create a "supply chain"." Full article posted on December 14th 2008 may be viewed here.