|Reference a library by ISIL|
|Used on these elements|
|Tools for this tag|
The ISIL is an international standard (ISO 15511) 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.
|Australia||National Library of Australia Search|
|Canada||Library and Archives Canada Search|
|Denmark||Danish Library Numbers, Slots- og Kulturstyrelsen (lists: public libraries, research libraries)|
|France||Répertoire des centres de ressources du SUDOC, Agence Bibliographique de l'Enseignement Supérieur
(find the "Numéro RCR" and prefix it with "FR-" to get the ISIL ;
Caveat: In France, a library does not necessarily have an "RCR id", and having one does not imply it has an "ISIL id". Only by being registered with the SUDOC-ABES does it get an ISIL)
|Germany||Staatsbibliothek Berlin Sigelverzeichnis|
|Norway||Directory of Norwegian Libraries and their ILL Associates Abroad|
|United Kingdom||British Library list in PDF or csv format|
|USA||Library of Congress MARC Code List database|
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!