ISIL?

An ISIL identifies an organization, i.e., a library or a related organization, or one of its subordinate units, which is responsible for an action or service in a bibliographic environment. It can be used to identify the originator or holder of a resource. National Library of Korea carries out its role as the secretary of ISO/TC46(Information & Documentation) since 2007, and observes the standards of Information & Documentation fields, and leads the developing of Information & Documentation including ISIL.

※ Contact for ISIL Korea (Office : 82-2-590-0700 extension 5, email: kolisnet@korea.kr)

Structure

An ISIL is consisted of 8 or 16 characters based on Korean Library Code (6 digits) as follows.

8 characters ISIL code

[ex.] National Library of Korea : ISIL KR-011001

8 characters ISIL code

KR

2 characters

National code

ISO 3166-1

0

1 character

Organization type


11

2 characters

Area code

KS X1505

001

3 characters

Serial number


16 characters ISIL code

[ex.] National Library of Korea : ISIL KR-00011000000001

16 characters ISIL code

KR

2 characters

National code

ISO 3166-1

0

1 character

Expansion


0

1 character

Organization type


011

3 characters

Area code

KS X1505

000000

6 characters

Reserved


001

3 characters

Serial number


Code for organization type
  • National Library of Korea
  • Public library
  • College, University library
  • Special library
  • Elementary school library
  • Middle school library
  • High school library
  • Small library
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