Data Contributors

Institutions and repositories from different domains contribute their data to the central ISNI database and work directly with the ISNI Assignment Agency. ISNI records are enriched thanks to these contributions. Unprecedented cross-domain links between libraries authority files, rights management societies, researchers’ databases, music industry, book supply chain and more are created thanks to these contributions.

Full list of direct data contributors

Australia

Belgium

Canada

China

Europe

France

Germany

  • VG WORT - Rights Management - [VGWO]

International

Ireland

Korea

Netherlands

Russia

  • Copyrus - Rights Management - [COPYRUS]

Spain

Switzerland

  • Prolitteris - Rights Management (mostly authors) - [PROL]
  • SwissPerform - Rights Management (mostly performers) - [SWISP]

United Kingdom

United States

 

* The code in square brackets identify the institution in the data. Contributors providing data via the Virtual Authority File (VIAF) and their codes are listed in this document.

 

 

 

About the ISNI International Agency

ISNI is the globally recognized and adopted standard approved by ISO for the unique identification of the public identities across all fields of creative activity.

Registration Agency

A registration agent provides the interface between ISNI applicants and the ISNI Registration Authority, which is governed by the ISNI board and administered by OCLC.

Search the ISNI Database

Use the lookup tool provided by OCLC to search the ISNI database, to discover which Public Identities have already been assigned ISNIs.