|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.
|National Library of Australia Search
|Library and Archives Canada Search
|Danish Library Numbers, Slots- og Kulturstyrelsen (lists: public libraries, research libraries)
|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)
|Staatsbibliothek Berlin Sigelverzeichnis
|Directory of Norwegian Libraries and their ILL Associates Abroad
|British Library list in PDF or csv format
|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!