ISBN for Publications
The ISBN (= International Standard Book Number) is used for the unique identification of independently published works such as books. The form and use of the ISBN are regulated in a DIN standard. However, this is not a legally prescribed book characteristic, i.e. publications can also be published without an ISBN number.
The university library has acquired a contingent of ISBN numbers, which can be requested by members of the TU Kaiserslautern for publications (e.g. Ph.D. theses) via an online form. The allocation of an ISBN is free of charge.
If desired, publications published with an ISBN can be reported to the VLB (Verzeichnis lieferbarer Bücher, the central platform for the automated exchange of product information in the German-language book industry) under the condition that copies are made available for sale in the corresponding faculty.
Any orders received must be handled by the faculties. If titles are out of print or not available in sufficient numbers, please notify us immediately.
ISSN for Monographic Series
An ISSN (= International Standard Serial Number) is required for the publication of a series. The UB will handle the request with the German National Library for you. The draft cover of the first volume and the draft of the imprint are required for this. Please send both documents in electronic form to the e-mail address mentioned below.
Important regulations (German only):
- Gesetz über die Deutsche Nationalbibliothek (DNBG)
- Verordnung über die Pflichtablieferung von Medienwerken an die Deutsche Nationalbibliothek (PflAV)
- Landesbibliotheksgesetz für Rheinland-Pfalz (LBibG)
- Abgabe von Medienwerken des Landes an wissenschaftliche Bibliotheken und an die Landesarchive (LMG)