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Re: Link resolvers: better to link by ISSN or Title? Regina Reynolds (24 Nov 2007 19:19 UTC)

Re: Link resolvers: better to link by ISSN or Title? Regina Reynolds 24 Nov 2007 19:19 UTC


Help is on the way for the problems you have encountered in linking by
ISSN.  The international ISSN standard, ISO 3297, has recently been
revised to address this situation, as well as make other changes to allow
the ISSN to function better in the electronic environment.  One feature of
the new standard is the "linking ISSN" (ISSN-L).  A linking ISSN will be
designated in the ISSN Register along with a medium-specific ISSN (as is
now assigned).  The linking ISSN will be recommended for use in link
resolver systems since the same linking ISSN will pertain to all the
medium versions of a continuing resource.

Please feel free to contact me if you have questions about the new

Regina Romano Reynolds
Head, National Serials Data Program (U.S. ISSN center)
Library of Congress

On Fri, 23 Nov 2007, Lucy Wrightington wrote:

> Are there opinions out there about linking to fulltext through the ISSN or
> the Title field?
> Our own past experience with ISSN linking has shown sometimes the e-ISSN is
> used, other times the p-ISSN,
> and matches can be missed.
> But matching by title must have its own problems.
> Would welcome any ideas.
> Thanks,
> Lucy Wrightington, Senior Librarian
> Dickerman Library
> Wadsworth Center, N.Y. State Dept. of Health
> Empire State Plaza, Albany, NY 12201
> phone: (518) 474-6168
> fax:        (518) 474-3933
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