ISNI Registration Agencies

A registration agency provides the interface between ISNI applicants and the ISNI Assignment Agency. Registration agencies are appointed by the ISNI International Agency and provide ISNI related services to all users.

List of Registration Agencies

Becoming a Registration Agency

If you are considering starting a Registration Agency please email info@isni.org providing the following details:

  • Description of your organisation
  • Territory or region where you plan to deploy your services
  • Your target market (film, music, ebooks, etc.)

Benefits of Registration Agencies

  • Ongoing allocation of ISNIs to Public Identities for themselves and on behalf of others Multiple batch load files (for themselves and on behalf of others)
  • Access to whole database & all data except confidential information
  • Access to data via additional indexes
  • Complete non confidential data in machine-to-machine API (SRU)
  • Online ISNI requests using web interface and a machine to machine API (Atom Pub)
  • 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
  • One Board member is appointed to represent the RAGs 

Indicative Pricing for RAGs - from January 2016

  • Initial Fee - €2500 (annual revenue less than €10 million) or €7500 (annual revenue exceeds €10 million)
  • Annual Fee - €1500 (annual revenue less than €10 million) or €3000 (annual revenue exceeds €10 million)
  • Batch load, less than 50,000 records - €5000
  • Batch load, 50,001-150,000 records - €7000
  • Batch load, 150,001-3 million records - €10000
  • Batch load, over 3 million records - email info@isni.org to discuss

 

Documents Related to Database Enquiry

Documents Related to Data Submission

Documents Related to Data Submission Output

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.