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Canadian Barcode Producers

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Many publishers are now choosing to print a barcode as well as an ISSN on issues of their serials. A barcode simplifies the processing of serials in libraries, and may therefore result in fewer claims, speedier shelving, and decreased costs for both libraries and publishers.

ISSN Canada recommends either the EAN or the SISAC (also called code 128) barcode because they also display the ISSN in conjunction with the barcode itself.

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