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International Standard & Processing Department
International Standard Serial Number
When the medium of publication changes (e.g. from printed publication to electronic publication).
Merger with other serials, supplements, other editions should be submitted to the Centre which may decide that separate ISSN are needed.
Avoid words indicating frequency and acronyms.
The title should be the same from one issue to the other.
The information on the masthead should be stated clearly.
International Standard Book Number
Compilation and updating of book trade directories and bibliographic databases, such as catalogue of Books-In-Print.
It is needed for the running of electronic point of sale systems in bookshops.
Verso title page of each publication.
Base of the title page.
Base of the spine.
The back of the cover in nine-point or larger.
The back of the dust-jacket and on the back of any other protector
Forwarding a list of publications with their used ISBN to the National Agency before asking for new assignment of ISBN.
Delivering within one month of publication at his own expense to the National Library of Nigeria, three (3) copies of the book or as the case may be for State and Federal Government publications.
Ø Submit copies of preliminary pages of your forthcoming titles;
Ø Obtain CIP data sheet and fill them;
Ø Submit CIP data sheet to the CIP unit for processing.
The main objective of CIPS is to describe the bibliographic characteristics of a work and thereby facilitate access to it in library catalogue.
- Foster cooperation between Publishers, Authors, Booksellers and Librarians.
a) "All literary work such as Books, Pamphlets, sheets of music, maps, charts, plans, tables and compilations.
b) Dramatic works.
c) Collective works such as Encyclopedias, Dictionaries, Yearbooks, Newspapers, Magazines and Periodicals.
d) "All forms in which documentary or oral records are published". This means legal deposit is also for non-book materials, home videos, films, cassettes etc. and even electronic publications. The best copies of each publications should be deposited.
Private publishers are to deposit three (3) copies each of their publications. Federal government and its a gencies are to deposit twenty-five(25) copies each of their publications.
State government and its agencies are to deposit ten(10) copies each of their Publications.
Planning, Research and Development Department
2. Contributions should not exceed fifteen (15) pages in length, typed 12 font size and double spacing using Microsoft Office word.
3. An Abstract should not be more than 150 word citing the following
(a) Background and purpose of study
(b) Method using incliding description of subjects research materials and analytical as well as main findings and conclusions
(c) All references must be in line with current edition of the publication manual of the American Psychological Association (APA) format.