If you would like to get an ISNI for yourself or your organization, you need to contact one of the ISNI Registration Agencies that provide this service.
Two tips – it’s a good idea first of all to check whether or not an ISNI has already been registered for you, by searching the ISNI database . If you have published works already available via library or commercial databases, then your ISNI may have been assigned via data from one of our many source databases. And second, try to have ready some details of creative works with which you are associated or other information that will help us confirm your public identity.
Currently the following Registration Agencies offer ISNI assignments to the general public. Click through for details of their ISNI services:
Bibliothèque nationale de France – providing ISNIs for the scope of the French legal deposit
British Library – providing individual or bulk registration of ISNIs for creatives
Identification Agency, IDA - offering Russian language services
Numerical Gurus - providing individual or bulk registrations of ISNIs for creatives
Quansic - focusing on ISNIs for the music industry
Ringgold- specializing in ISNIs for organizations
Sound Credit - providing free automated ISNIs for music industry individuals during free account creation