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Check-In with the SIS AC Symbol (Bar Code): Implementation and Uses for Libraries, Publishers and Automation Vendors

WithTina Feick, M. Stephen Dane, Wright IV George, Jim Young, Marcella Lesher

Tina Feick, Chair of SISAC and Serials Specialist for Blackwell Periodicals Division, Oxford, England, opened the session with a brief overview of the activities and purposes of the Serials Industry Systems Advisory Committee (SISAC). SISAC, formed in 1982, has worked to create a standardized identification code for serials. The standard is known as (SICI), the Serial Item and Contribution Identifier, and is encoded in a bar code (the SISAC symbol) which publishers can print on the cover of their journals.