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Services to Printers/Publishers

Services to Printers/Publishers
Cataloguing-In-Publication Data (CIP)
CIP is a free service offered by the National Library to local printers, publishers and authors since 2001. It involves the preparation of catalogue entries for new books based on the Anglo-American Cataloguing Rules, the Dewey Decimal Classification Scheme and the Library of Congress Subject Headings prior to their publication. CIP aims at the standardization of cataloguing and classification of Mauritiana books and is a helpful tool for librarians and cataloguers.

Application for CIP should be made on the CIP Data Sheet Click here to download a form.


International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)
The National Library hosts the International Standard Serial Number (ISSN) local agency. The ISSN is managed by a worldwide network of seventy-seven National Centres, coordinated by an International Centre from Paris and backed by UNESCO and the French Government.  ISSN is a standardized international code which enables the identification of any serial publication, including electronic serials, independent of its country of publication, language, frequency and medium. It is a unique eight-digit number allocated to serials (Newspapers, Magazines, Annual Reports, Year Books, Directories, Newsletters, Transactions of Societies and E-Journals).
To read more on the ISSN, click here (pdf file) or word document
Download an ISSN application form here