Do you have an ISNI?

Search ISNI

ISNI harvests data from a huge number of sources, and many people already have ISNIs. To find out if you already have an ISNI, please search our database and try to find a record matching your identity.

Download advanced search documentation here.

 

 

Get an ISNI

If you cannot find a matching record in the database and you would like to apply for an ISNI, contact a registration agency for your unique identifier, which links to professional databases and directories. Your ISNI provides authoritative disambiguation and collocation - distinguishing you from others who might share your name, and bringing together different ways in which your name might be listed (M. B. Smith vs. Michele Smith vs. Michele B. Smith).

Registration Agencies:

Bowker - primarily (though not exclusively) registers names of individuals and publishing organizations

Ringgold - primarily (though not exclusively) registers organization names

 

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.