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Standardization: templates and formats

International identifiers

International identifiers


Namely: the international identifiers presented below are based on international standards published by the ISO then translated into French and edited by AFNOR. The description of these standards is available on the AFNOR website.

ISAN - Audiovisual works

Status: Approved standard
Current edition: 2002, November; 2003, October (en)

  • NF ISO 15706 (ISO 15706-1:2002). ISO. Information and documentation - International Standard Audiovisual Number (ISAN). 2003.

Status: Approved standard
Current issue: 2007, June; November (en)

ISBN - Books

Status: Approved standard
1st edition: 1972
Current edition: 2017, December; 2018, August (en)

  • NF ISO 2108 (ISO 2108:2005). ISO. Information and documentation - International Standard Book Number (ISBN). 2006.

ISCI - Library holdings

Status: Draft International Standard 

  • ISO/FDIS 27730. ISO. Information and documentation - International standard collection identifier (ISCI).

ISIL - Libraries

Status: International Standard
Current Edition: 2019, December

  • ISO 15511:2009. ISO. Information and documentation - International Standard Identifier for Libraries and Related Organizations (ISIL). 2009.

namely: as aagency national ISILAbes is in charge of assigning an ISIL identifier to all requesting libraries, including those not participating in the Abes. This service is used in particular when libraries are equipped with RFID.

ISMN - Music

Status: International Standard
Current Edition: 2009, August

ISNI - Names, Public Identities

Status: international standard
Current edition: 2012

namely: the ORCID (Open Researcher and Contributor ID) dedicated to the identification of researchers as authors and contributors of scientific publications, is structured in accordance with the ISNI standard, within the framework of an interoperability agreement. For example, ORCID uses ISNI for the identification of researchers' affiliation institutions (see below).

ISRC - Registrations

Status: Approved standard
1st edition: 1986
Current edition: 2019, February; 2019, August (en)

ISSN - Serial Publications

Status: Approved standard
Current edition: 2017, October (en)

i.e. network Sudoc members and Sudoc SPs contribute to the quality of ISSN data. The professional application CIDEMIS is at their disposal for the submission of requests for the assignment of ISSNs and/or the correction of ISSN records to the 90 ISSN network centres around the world. Learn more

ISTC - Textual works

Status: International Standard
Current issue: 2009, March; October (en)

  • ISO 21047:2009. ISO. Information and documentation - International Standard Text Code (ISTC). 2009.

ISWC - Musical Works

Status: Approved standard
Current edition: 2001, November; 2003, October (en)