International Standard Text Code Agency Announces First Registration Agency Appointments

The International ISTC Agency, the official Registration Authority for the International Standard Text Code (ISTC) has announced its appointment of Bowker and Nielsen Book as the first ISTC registration agencies that are now authorized to assign ISTCs on behalf of publishers, authors and content owners. Details of the announcement and Bowker and Nielsen's plans are available here. More information regarding the ISTC standard is available at www.ISTC-International.org.

Entities that wish to apply to become an ISTC Registration Agency should  contact the International ISTC Agency to participate in the expression of interest process: James Boyd, Communication and Product Development, IFRRO at +32 2 551 08 97 orjames.boyd@ifrro.org, or Eric Baptiste, Director General, CISAC at cis@cisac.org.