National Library of Nigeria launch new application to aid ISBN/ ISSN obtainment – The Nation Newspaper

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The National Library of Nigeria (NLN) has launched a new application international standard numbers (ISBN and ISSN) obtainment. The application was launched at the just-concluded 2019 edition of the Nigeria International Book Fair (NIBF) which ended over the weekend.

This, according the Chief Executive Officer of the National Library Of Nigeria, Prof Lenrie Olatokunbo Aina, “is to make it easier for book publishers, authors and other interested persons or organisations to apply for, and obtain international standard numbers (ISBN and ISSN) for their publications within 24 hours, regardless of the time and their location, without necessarily having to physically visit any of our officesâ€‌.

In line with the theme of this year’s book fair, “Optimizing New Technology in Book Development and Distribution for the Promotion of Book in Africaâ€‌, NLN held a sensitisation workshop for publishers and authors on digitalisation of ISBN and ISSN.

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The application, he said, “also makes it possible for both the National Library of Nigeria and publishers to track the level of legal deposit compliance, precondition for further issuance of new standard numbersâ€‌. The new approach to this and requirements was made known to participants at the workshop at the fair.

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“With this new application, we have reduced the burden of time and effort. Now, all that you have to do is log on to our website,www.nln.gov.ng navigate to the page, and commence the easy-to-follow process that would lead you through obtaining the standard number you need, right in your home or office, be it at night or in the day time.

“For the International Standard Serial Number (ISSN), you publishers will be able to search for the availability of the title the intend using for your journal, and if it has not been used by another publisher, you can go ahead to submit the relevant documents showing evidence that the intended journal meets the basic requirements after which you may go ahead to pay the administrative fee and the numbers would be assigned to you, via registered email, for the journal,â€‌ Prof Aina said.

He also announced the commencement of this year’s NLN’s national readership promotion campaign, which is being held under the theme; “Reviving Moribund Culture of Reading in Nigeria for Sustainable National Developmentâ€‌.

 

 

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