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ORCID to begin using Ringgold as Registration Agency

ORCID is to begin using Ringgold as Registration Agency for ISNI Institutional Identifiers to support the accurate and persistent identification of researcher institutional affiliations.

ISNI submits response to Notice of Inquiry issued by the US Copyright Office, May 2013

The ISNI International Agency recently submitted this response to the Notice of Inquiry issued by the US Copyright Office on March 22, 2013 concerning technological upgrades to registration and recordation functions.

ISNI and ORCID Issue Joint Statement on Interoperation, April 2013

ISNI and ORCID agree on need to work together on interoperation through linking

New International Identifier Connects the Right Person with the Right Credentials

Global standards group asks "What's in a name?"

ISO Publishes the ISNI Standard (ISO 27729:2012)


World standards group publishes international identifier code that uniquely identifies public parties.

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.