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The INTERNATIONAL STANDARD MUSIC NUMBER or ISMN (ISO 10957) is a thirteen-character alphanumeric identifier for printed music developed by ISO .

CONTENTS

* 1 Overview

* 2 Check digit

* 2.1 Examples

* 3 See also * 4 References * 5 External links

OVERVIEW

The original proposal for an ISMN was made by the UK Branch of IAML (International Association of Music Libraries, Archives and Documentation Centres) , put forward by Alan Pope (Blackwell's Music Department, Oxford), Malcolm Lewis (music librarian in Nottingham) and Malcolm Jones (music librarian in Birmingham). A draft ISMN structure and application was presented at the 1987 IAML conference in Amsterdam, then after further discussions at the 1989 IAML conference in Oxford it was decided that the UK, French and German branches should, through their respective national standards bodies (BSI, AFNOR and DIN) file ISMN as an ISO work project. After meetings in Ottawa and Paris in 1993 the draft was finalized and published by ISO.

The original format comprised