National library develops app to issue ISBN, ISSN numbers within 48 hours


Commences campaign to promote reading culture

By Elizabeth Uwandu

In line with President Buhari’s cardinal agenda of ‘ease of doing business’,The National Library of Nigeria (NLN) has launched an app that will enable publishers who apply for the International Standard  Book Number and International Standard Serial Number to get the number within 48 hours. Even as they have commenced this year’s national readership promotion campaign to promote reading culture.

Prof. Lenrie Aina
Prof. Lenrie Aina

The Chief Librarian/CEO of National Library of Nigeria, Prof. Lenrie Aina, who disclosed these during a press conference in Lagos, stated that the application was developed by staff of the National Library of Nigeria to make it easier for book publishers, authors and other interested persons or organisations to apply for, and obtain international standard numbers(ISSN & ISBN) for their publications within 24 hours, regardless of time and location, without necessarily visiting any of their…

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