Do you have an 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.
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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).
Bowker - primarily (though not exclusively) registers names of individuals and publishing organizations
Ringgold - primarily (though not exclusively) registers organization names
Bibliotheque Nationale de France - primarily (though not exclusively) registers names and organizations of French national interest