Korean Bibliographic Standard Center of National Library of Korea is the national agency of ISBN, ISSN and ISNI in Korea.
As a member of the International ISBN Agency since 1990, the Korean Bibliographic Standard Center provides metadata on ISBN, ISSN and ISNI based on its database and assigns domestic numbers on them for management purposes.
ISBN (International Standard Book Number)
- What is ISBN?
The International Standard Book Number (ISBN) is a system to enhance efficiency of material information and bibliographic distribution by establishing and identifying one title or edition of a title from one specific publisher.
- The International Standard Book Number (ISBN) is a unique international identifier for monographic publications. Since the 13-digit barcodes have long replaced bibliographic and technological descriptions, the adoption of ISBN has greatly contributed to saving time and cost in marketing, as well as preventing clerical errors.
- Using ISBN enables to compile and renew book lists for sale, helping to find available publication information with ease.
- Using ISBN is the fastest and most efficient way to order, sell or distribute publications.
- The current EAN-13-based barcodes on a book’s back cover are in a machine-readable form, which prevents errors and improves efficiency during the distribution process.
- Bibliographic Control Division, National Library of Korea, 201 Banpo-daero, Seocho-gu, Seoul 06579, Republic of Korea
- Tel: (02) 590-0700 (ext. 1) / Fax: (02) 590-0621 / E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
ISSN (International Standard Serial Number)