The National Library is modernising our Music CiP and ISMN allocation service. The new Music Pre-publication Data Service has launched. Find out more and read our FAQs

The National Library of Australia offers a range of services for notated music publishers to help them with the publication life cycle.

The Australian ISMN Agency will be closed from 19th December 2020 and will reopen on 11th January 2021. 

Get a free International Standard Music Number (ISMN)

An ISMN is a 13-digit number that is used to uniquely identify notated music publications anywhere in the world.

Apply for the Prepublication Data Service (PDS)

The Prepublication Data Service is a free service for notated music publishers which makes the details of your upcoming publication available to Australian libraries, library suppliers, and other members of the publishing industry for acquisition purposes.

Meet your legal deposit obligations

Legal deposit is a requirement for publications to be deposited with the National Library of Australia, and applies to both online and offline Australian publications.

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Find answers to frequently asked questions on ISMN and PDS.

For more information consult our user manual.

The Australian ISMN Agency will be closed from 19th December 2020 and will reopen on 11th January 2021.

 

Find a music publisher

Search the directory for Australian publishers.

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