The Canadian ISBN Service System (CISS - pronounced "kiss") provides Canadian publishers with a number of free key benefits:
Instructions on using CISS effectively are provided in the Help section of this website. The Help section outlines the steps required to:
The latest improvements allow publishers to upload bibliographic data utilizing the canadian bibliographic standards or ONIX records. We encourage you to visit for more information regarding ONIX the following website: www.booknetcanada.ca/mambo/index.php?option=com
As such, publishers can upload all of their ISBN prefixes in one file into CISS providing it meets the canadian bibliographic standards.
We strongly encourage you to use CISS and familiarize yourself with Library and Archives Canada's new electronic environment for Canadian publishers.