The ISAN Registry API is a collection of Rest web services for reading and writing information in the ISAN registry. The ISAN API enables a wide range of operations such as ISAN code validations, ISAN resolutions (lookups), search for registered ISAN, ISAN applications, ISAN record updates, metadata matching, ...
Credentials are required to use the ISAN API, such credentials are delivered to ISAN Promoters.
Users who wish to test the ISAN API can obtain a temporary test access :
- Complete the ISAN API Test Access Form and sign it.
- Return the signed ISAN API Test Access Form to firstname.lastname@example.org
- You will receive your test credential
Consult the ISAN API documentation for further information
A new ISAN System has been released in January 2020. The ISAN schema has been improved notably for episodic works and versions. Some of these changes are in conflict with the current version of the API, and therefore some temporary limitations apply to the ISAN API, read more New ISAN System: Important note to API users
A new major version of the API that fully support the updated ISAN schema is currently in beta testing. We expect a first stable version in production in May 2021. Learn more about ISAN API 3.0 and start testing it.