Korean Bibliographic Standard Center of National Library of Korea is the national agency of ISBN, ISSN and ISNI in Korea and 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 ISBN is a unique international identifier for monographic publications; assigning a number replaces the handling of long bibliographic descriptive records, thereby saving time and staff costs and reducing copying errors.
- Correct use of the ISBN allows different product forms and editions of a book, whether printed or digital, to be differentiated clearly, ensuring that customers receive the version that they require.
- The ISBN facilitates compilation and updating of book-trade directories and bibliographic databases. Information on available books can be found easily.
- The ISBN is machine-readable in the form of a 13-digit EAN-13 bar code. This is fast and avoids mistakes.
- Many publishing and supply chain systems are based on ISBN.
- 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: email@example.com
ISSN (International Standard Serial Number)