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ISMN barcode in Android via Java

Generate and Scan ISMN barcode in Java using server-side Aspose.BarCode for Android via Java API

About ISMN Symbology

ISMN (International Standard Music Number) is a barcode type specifically designed to identify and track printed music publications. The ISMN system was developed by the International Music Publishers Association (IMPA) and the International ISMN Agency. It aimed to provide a unique identifier for music scores, sheet music, and related materials. ISMN facilitates the distribution, cataloging, and management of printed music, ensuring efficient handling of music publications across various spheres, such as music publishing, libraries, and retail.

ISMN Features

  • Unique Music Publication Identifier: ISMN barcodes store unique ISMNs assigned to each music publication. ISMN is a 13-digit code represented by a combination of bars and spaces. This unique identifier enables accurate and reliable identification of music publications within databases, cataloging systems, and library collections.
  • Enhanced Cataloging and Inventory Management: ISMN serves to automate cataloging and inventory management processes for music publishers and libraries. By incorporating such barcodes, music publications can be easily identified, tracked, and managed, ensuring efficient access, distribution, and preservation of printed music materials.
  • Easy Scanning and Data Decoding: ISMN is designed to be easily scannable by barcode scanners, facilitating quick and accurate data decoding. The compatibility with scanning technologies enables efficient sales transactions, inventory control, and retrieval of music publications in retail and library environments.


  • Music Publishing Industry: ISMN is widely used by music publishers to identify and distribute printed music publications. By incorporating ISMN barcodes on music scores and sheet music, publishers can optimize production, sales, and inventory management processes, ensuring accurate tracking and efficient distribution of music materials.
  • Libraries and Music Archives: ISMN can be utilized for cataloging and managing music collections. ISMN enables librarians and archivists to easily identify and track music publications, simplifying resource discovery, circulation, and preservation efforts.
  • Retail and Online Music Stores: ISMN is often employed for point-of-sale operations and inventory management of music publications. Scanning ISMN barcodes during transactions enables accurate pricing, inventory control, and tracking of sales in retail and digital environments.
  • Music Education: ISMN supports music education by providing standardized identification for educational music materials, such as instructional books, study guides, and music textbooks. Educational institutions and music educators can effectively manage and distribute learning resources with the help of ISMN.

The unique identification system, enhanced cataloging capabilities, and compatibility with barcode scanning technologies of ISMN make it a valuable tool for the efficient handling and distribution of printed music publications. ISMN barcodes serve to optimize processes, ensure accurate tracking, and enhance accessibility to printed music materials worldwide.

Using Aspose.BarCode for Android via Java you can easily generate and recognize ISMN barcodes in your Java application