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Our services for publishers & authors

Want to publish something? Both before and after it comes out, we have services to help you out, whether you're an individual or an organisation.

ISBNs, ISSNs, and ISMNs

International Standard Numbers are worldwide identifiers for many kinds of publications.

Apply for an International Standard Number

More about ISNs and how to apply

Contact Us

ISBNs and ISMNs
Email isbn@dia.govt.nz
Phone 04 474 3074

ISSNs
Email issn@dia.govt.nz
Phone 04 474 3090

CiP records

New Zealand publishers can add pre-publication records to Publications New Zealand, letting libraries and booksellers know what’s coming up.

Apply for a CiP record

More about Cataloguing in Publication

Contact Us

Email cip@dia.govt.nz

Phone 04 474 3165

Legal Deposit

Under legislation, all publishers in New Zealand are required to deposit their publications with the National Librarian.

What is Legal Deposit?

What's covered?

How do I submit my publication?

Contact Us

Email legaldeposit@dia.govt.nz

Phone 04 474 3104


Public Lending Right for New Zealand Authors

The PLR scheme compensates New Zealand authors for the use of their books in New Zealand libraries.

More about registering yourself and your works with the Public Lending Right scheme

Resources for publishers and authors

Help for publishers and authors from around the web.

Professional organisations, funding, and information about copyright

Web harvesting

Information about the New Zealand Web Archive and all of .nz domain harvests.

Web harvesting