On behalf of the Conference of European National Librarians (CENL), the British Library and the Bibliothèque nationale de France convened a meeting of ISNI member institutions and registration authorities together with prospective members of ISNI and OCLC on 7th-8th February at the British Library in London. In total, there were thirty-three attendees from across Europe and the United States. The purpose of the summit was to explore the future development and interoperability of ISNI and VIAF through OCLC's services and platforms.
EThOS is the UK’s national thesis service which aims to maximise the visibility and availability of the UK’s doctoral research theses. It demonstrates the quality of UK research, and supports the UK Government’s open access principle that publications resulting from publicly-funded research should be made freely available for all researchers, providing opportunities for further research.
By ISNI Board member Paul Jessop - 2015-03-17
Well since (a) the Athenian republic was not strong on copyright, (b) Socrates probably had slaves to do his copying by hand rather than a machine from Xerox, (c) scholars do not know what, if anything, Socrates actually wrote, (d) anything he did write is long out of copyright and (e) Socrates is a long time dead, this burning question may not detain us long.
The library at La Trobe University recently took over responsibility for gathering data on annual research outputs for reporting to the Australian government, which impacts federal funding and supports the country's benchmarking efforts. "It's in our interest," explained Geoff Payne, Deputy Director Strategy and Planning, "to make sure that we can maximize the compliance within those reporting requirements without compromising the productivity of individual researchers."
From ISNI board member Paul Jessop:
Checking the release dates, it must have been in 1974 that I first heard Killer Queen on the radio while on the way to school. I was amazed at the guitar sounds and that started a life long interest in music technology.
Peak Global Researcher Identifier Group welcomes La Trobe University as a member and Data Contributor - 2015-02-11
The International Standard Name Identifier – International Agency (ISNI-IA or ISNI) is very pleased to announce that La Trobe University has become a member of ISNI.
By David Grundy, Information Analyst, Authors' Licensing and Collecting Society
The Authors’ Licensing and Collecting Society (ALCS) is a not-for-profit organization, run by writers, for writers.
Its 70,000 members include novelists, screenwriters, academic authors, and poets. Individually, these writers have no way of tracking the numerous ways that their work is used - and the way that these uses are legally permitted and controlled – in many jurisdictions around the world.
Anila Angjeli from the BnF presented ISNI at the conference "Sustaining the networked future: use and reuse of digital content", organized within the activities of the European project "Ebooks On Demand". The conference shed light on challenges and chances of the networked future, "Sustainability" covers an area well beyond preservation of content, data and metadata. How can digital materials made be visible, stay visible, be linked and endure?
The National Library of France becomes ISNI Registration Agency: for a persistent identification of persons and organizations
In January 2014 the BnF was appointed as ISNI Registration Agency by the ISNI- International Agency. The BnF is the first national library in the world to make such a commitment.