|Reference a library by ISIL|
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|Status: in use|
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The ISIL is an international standard (ISO) to uniquely identify libraries. Using the ISIL you can automatically fetch official information (Name, URL, opening hours etc.) of a library from other library databases and link library catalogs with OSM.
Where to find the ISIL
The ISIL Registration Authority hosts a list of national or institutional ISIL agencies. Libraries and library organizations have to contact their national agency to get an ISIL standard identifier.
- For libraries or museum in Germany you can lookup ISIL records in the OPAC Sigelverzeichnis or in Staatsbibliothek Berlin Sigelverzeichnis.
- Libraries in the USA can be found by searching the Library of Congress MARC Code List database.
- The Directory of Norwegian Libraries and their ILL Associates Abroad lists libraries in Norway and other countries.
If you know that your Library has no ISIL, please tag the library with ref:isil=none. However the libraries could later get an ISIL!
- DE:ISIL-Landkarte (service cancelled!)