Union HRD Minister Smriti Zubin Irani Launches ISBN Portal

The Union Human Resource Development Minster Smriti Irani has launched a portal for registration and allotment of International Standard Book Number (ISBN) at a function held in New Delhi. The portal has been created to facilitate publishers as well as the authors to register for ISBN online

ISBN gives an identity to a book and will enhance information abot authors and publishers. This interactive automated system would provide fast and efficient services in a stipulated time frame to the Publishers and Authors as well. The ministry will also launched the mobile app regarding the same in the some regional languages to reach out to more publishers and authors across the country.
The ISBN portal is a part of central government’s e-governance initiative for streamlining the process of registration for publishers and authors which will make the process user friendly. Its a 13 character identification allotted by International ISBN Agency based in UK through the National ISBN Agency. It provides access to bibliographic data bases used by the book industry and libraries to provide information.

Extra Info :
Raja Rammohun Roy National Agency for ISBN, (Book Promotion and Copyright Division), under Department of Higher Education had organized the event for launch of ISBN portal.
So lets discuss some questions related to this article which can be asked in the upcoming exams :
1. Who is the present Union Human Resource Development Minster ?
2. Name the person who has launched the ISBN portal ?
3. What is ISBN portal and expand the term ISBN ?

Courtesy : PIB News 


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