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ISBN is an acronym for International Standard Book Number. It's a number which is unique to each book title.
ISSN is International Standard Serial Number, and in the same way as the ISBN, is unique for each serial title. Serials, or periodicals, include scholarly journals, magazines and newspapers.
Click on the ALA Library Fact Sheet 28 (ISBN and ISSN) for further explanation of their purposes and their differences.