Thursday, August 15, 2002

ISMN

R.R. Bowker has begun to issue International Standard Music Numbers (ISMN) for sheet music. "The U.S. ISMN Agency is responsible for the assignment of the ISMN Publisher Prefix to publishers of printed music with a residence or office in the U.S. and are publishing titles within the U.S." This will make it easier to find copy cataloging for these items and speed up the processing.