Latvian ISBN Agency

Latvian ISBN Agency

Latvian ISBN/ISMN agency (Latvian: Latvijas ISBN/ISMN aģentūra) - is an agency responsible for assigning ISBN numbers for the group identifier 9984 to books and ISMN numbers to notes in Latvia. As of 2008 the agency is part of the National Library of Latvia and is located in Riga.

The ISBN group identifier was assigned by The International ISBN Agency to Latvia in 1992 and the agency has been operating since 1993.

Since May 2005 the Latvian agency has been assigning ISBNs only for concrete titles. The assignment of ISBN ranges is not practiced any more. Publishers can acquire numbers either in the agency or via internet using the Lursoft IT site.

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