Founding Members of ISNI-IA

The founding members constitute the Governing Board of Directors of the ISNI-International Agency. Currently serving on the Board are:

Chair: Michael Healey, Copyright Clearance Center (CCC), IFRRO Member

Treasurer: Laura Cox, Ringgold

Secretary: Andrew MacEwan, British Library

Other Board Members: Vincent Boulet, Bibliothèque Nationale de France; Eric van Lubeek, OCLC; José Macarro, CISAC; Caroline Morgan (IFRRO)


The founding members funded the creation of the initial database and supplied their data. The Articles of Association for ISNI-IA are here.

CENL  Conference of European National Librarians, represented by:

Bibliothèque Nationale de France – Vincent Boulet – 

The British Library –  Andrew MacEwan –

Members of CENL are the national librarians of the member states of the Council of Europe. The conference currently consists of 49 members from 46 European countries forming the CENL Board.

CISAC – International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers – José Macarro

Members of CISAC are 229 authors’ societies from 121 countries. CISAC indirectly represents around 3 million creators and publishers of artistic works in all genres including music, drama, literature, audiovisual, photography and the visual arts

IFRRO – International Federation of Reproduction Rights Organisations  Caroline Morgan – 

Some 90 Reproduction Rights Organisations plus about 55 national and international author, publisher and visual creator associations are IFRRO Members and Associate Members.

SCAPR – Societies' Council for the Collective Management of Performers' Rights (SCAPR) – SCAPR Secretariat

OCLC  Online Computer Library Center – Eric van Lubeek – 

OCLC is a non-profit, membership, computer library service and research organization dedicated to the public purposes of furthering access to the world’s information and reducing library costs. More than 72,000 libraries in 170 countries have used OCLC services to locate, acquire, catalogue, lend, preserve and manage library materials.


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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.