ISNI Members

Membership is a flexible way to benefit from ISNI services, with an attractive price and without obligation to act on behalf of the others as does a Registration Agency. Membership enquiries can be directed to


Benefits of Membership:

  • Access to whole database & all data except confidential
  • Access via additional indexes
  • Complete non confidential data in machine to machine API (SRU)
  • Ongoing – using the services of an existing RAG (no obligation to assume RAG duties)
  • Ability to enrich records and correct records to ensure maximum assignment
  • Forge links among rights management societies, libraries, professional societies, trade, free encyclopaedias ...  Foundation of reliable high quality linked data
  •  Elect one Board member to represent members


Indicative Pricing for Members - from January 2016

  • Initial Fee - €250
  • Annual Fee - €999
  • Single batch load of less than 50,000 records - €5000
  • Single batch load, between 50,001-150,000 records - €7000
  • Single batch load of 150,001-3 million records - €10000
  • Over 3 million records - email to discuss.


Current ISNI-IA Members:

Additional Documentation:



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.