The library at La Trobe University recently took over responsibility for gathering data on annual research outputs for reporting to the Australian government, which impacts federal funding and supports the country's benchmarking efforts. "It's in our interest," explained Geoff Payne, Deputy Director Strategy and Planning, "to make sure that we can maximize the compliance within those reporting requirements without compromising the productivity of individual researchers."
From ISNI board member Paul Jessop:
Checking the release dates, it must have been in 1974 that I first heard Killer Queen on the radio while on the way to school. I was amazed at the guitar sounds and that started a life long interest in music technology.
Peak Global Researcher Identifier Group welcomes La Trobe University as a member and Data Contributor - 2015-02-11
The International Standard Name Identifier – International Agency (ISNI-IA or ISNI) is very pleased to announce that La Trobe University has become a member of ISNI.
By David Grundy, Information Analyst, Authors' Licensing and Collecting Society
The Authors’ Licensing and Collecting Society (ALCS) is a not-for-profit organization, run by writers, for writers.
Its 70,000 members include novelists, screenwriters, academic authors, and poets. Individually, these writers have no way of tracking the numerous ways that their work is used - and the way that these uses are legally permitted and controlled – in many jurisdictions around the world.
Anila Angjeli from the BnF presented ISNI at the conference "Sustaining the networked future: use and reuse of digital content", organized within the activities of the European project "Ebooks On Demand". The conference shed light on challenges and chances of the networked future, "Sustainability" covers an area well beyond preservation of content, data and metadata. How can digital materials made be visible, stay visible, be linked and endure?
The National Library of France becomes ISNI Registration Agency: for a persistent identification of persons and organizations
In January 2014 the BnF was appointed as ISNI Registration Agency by the ISNI- International Agency. The BnF is the first national library in the world to make such a commitment.
Signed in January 2014, this MOU between ISNI and ORCID specifies that the two organisations will dialogue further on technical interoperability, as well as coordinating external communications.
ORCID and ISNI: Strategic Partner MOU
Persistent identifiers for researchers and scholars are essential for supporting the connection between researchers and their contributions, improving discoverability, and ensuring interoperability between research systems.
The ISNI database started in November 2011 with ISNIs assigned to 1 million identities. Two years later, this number has grown to 7 million.
The National Library of Finland and the National Library of New Zealand have become members of the ISNI-International Agency (ISNI-IA). The ISNI-IA maintains the ISNI ISO Standard (ISO 27729) and reference database. Members have access to the full ISNI database that includes 17.6 million records, of which 6.9 million represent assigned ISNIs that are made available publically via www.isni.org. The database is a rich cross domain resource, including data from 25 sources from rights management societies, professional societies,