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WorldCat xISSN service

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OCLC has announced a web service that supports management of serials information. Users can supply an ISSN to find out about any predecessor, successor and alternate ISSNs and titles, as well as find the electronic ISSN for a print title or vice versa.

Called xISSN, the new service is said to offer a machine-ready XML service for easy integration into library applications, websites, link resolvers, cataloging tools and anywhere that serials data is needed. The current xISSN database covers 690,233 ISSNs.

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