About the ISMN
The International Standard Music Number (ISMN) is a unique identifier for notated music whether published in print, online, or in other media. The ISMN is used for inventory, ordering, billing, rights assessment, information retrieval, library circulation, and inter-library loan.
Advantages of ISMN
The ISMN allows precise communication across languages, scripts, cultures, borders. The ISMN Archive, maintained at the Library of Congress, ensures continuity of public access to information about U.S. music publications. The use of ISMN in the United States is free. It's easy. It's good for business.
What gets ISMN, how to apply it, and examples of usage.