ISBNs (International Standard Book Numbers) and ISSNs (International Standard Serial Numbers) are unique bibliographic reference numbers used to identify individual books, journals, multimedia and other published materials.
Book – A History of Wollongong, ISBN: 0864184468
Journal – Illawarra Unity, ISSN: 1327-8126
UOW Library is authorised to allocate ISBNs for any University of Wollongong monograph publications (books, working papers, conference proceedings in print or on CDROM/DVD etc.).
These ISBNs are purchased in blocks on behalf of the University. There is no cost to the individual requester.
In your email, include:
An ISBN will be sent to you by email in five working days.
For books the ISBN should appear on the reverse side of the title page and also on the bottom of the back cover.
The letters "ISBN" should always precede the number.
For disks and videos, the ISBN should appear on the product itself as well as any packaging.
You are asked to lodge a copy of your e-publication with the us, so that it can be added to the Library's collection and listed in the National Bibliographic Database.
In addition to the e-copy you lodged with us, single copies of your publication should also be sent/offered to these relevant legal deposit libraries.
NLA Legal Deposit - National
NLA Legal Deposit - State
The Library is not authorised to allocate ISBNs for non-University of Wollongong publications.
The Australian ISBN Agency
The National Library of Australia is the only agency authorised to allocate ISSNs for journals, newsletters, annual reports etc.
We cannot allocate ISSNs for University of Wollongong serial type publications.
The Australian ISSN Agency