The National Book Council of Malta is pleased to announce the list of speakers for the open conference Breaking barriers – Contemporary use, models and allocation of ISBN across the world, organised  in collaboration with the Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies (UK) and Logos.

The conference will be held at the Palace Hotel, Sliema, Malta, on Saturday 22 September 2018. The conference is free of charge and will be open to the public. Click here to view the full agenda of the conference.

The best papers presented at the conference will be published in a special edition of the premier publishing journal Logos, published by Brill.

The selected papers are the following:

Name InstitutionPaper
Miljana ŠurlanNational Library of SerbiaISBN - Serbian Practice
Joel P. LascanoNational Library of the PhilippinesISBN : the Philippine Experience
Katarzyna NakoniecznaNational Library of PolandLeading or following the publishers? E-ISBN online service and publishers’ native metadata in the National Library of Poland
Miguel JiménezAgencia del ISBN, Madrid, SpainSpain: a paperless ISBN Agency
Alenka Kanič National and University Library in LjubljanaInternational identifiers in an recently born country
Alison Bullock Library and Archives Canada (LAC)Symbiosis: Rewards by relationships in the Canadian ISBN System
Carol Riccalton Preservation and Legal Deposit Unit, LuxembourgPublications Office of the European Union
Renata CozonacISBN, ISSN, and ISMN National Agency in the Republic of MoldovaISBN assignment process in Moldova
Angus Phillips / Miha KovačOxford International Centre for Publishing Studies / University of LjubljanaWhat is a book?
Mark Camilleri National Book Council of MaltaMalta’s ISBN Databse and the Benefits of Open Data

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