Friday, November 6 • 11:35am - 12:15pm
Improving the Availability of ISSN – A Joint Project

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This session will describe the 2015 pilot project and ongoing cooperation between the International ISSN Centre based in Paris and ProQuest to identify active titles without ISSN. The project is using Ulrich’s Periodicals Database as the initial resource. Under the supervision of the International Centre, national ISSN Centers determine whether the ISSN is simply missing, or has never been assigned. The outcome of the project will be a benefit to librarians, publishers, and vendors as more titles will have ISSN registered with the national and International ISSN Centres and in Ulrich’s Periodical Database. This will improve the electronic loading and matching of titles. Gaëlle Béquet, director of the International ISSN Centre, and Laurie Kaplan of ProQuest will discuss how the project came to be, the pilot work and refinements to the process, and the ongoing work and schedule for going forward. The audience will be encouraged to ask questions and help determine the best way to encourage all interested parties to use the ISSN as identifier whenever possible.

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Gaëlle Béquet

Director, ISSN International Centre
Gaëlle Béquet was appointed director of the ISSN International Centre in March 2014. She began her career as an ICT specialist at the French Ministry of culture and communication. She has also worked in various academic libraries. She holds a PhD in Information Science (2011) from... Read More →
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Laurie Kaplan

Sr. Project Manager, ProQuest
Laurie Kaplan, as Director of Editorial Operations at ProQuest, facilitates efforts of the international database and the Serials Provider Relations teams. Throughout her career of over a decade at ProQuest, Laurie has successfully directed the international data team responsible... Read More →

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