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  • A new website for ISNI

    identification is easy with an ISNI

    As of the beginning of June 2020, ISNI has introduced a largely rebuilt and redesigned website. With the opportunity presented by a move to a new hosting provider BDS, we have taken steps to tighten website security, replace and update website software and improve responsiveness in the way that the website displays on a variety of different...

  • ISNI for the publishing supply chain

    For the past couple of years, the British Library, in its role as an ISNI Registration Agency, has been working with a small Working Group of publishers and other organisations involved in the metadata supply chain for the UK book industry to explore options for matching ISNIs into publisher product metadata. 

    Members of the group who have taken...

  • New consortium joins ISNI

    The newest consortium to join ISNI consists of the Legal Deposit Libraries of the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland:

  • MVB becomes an ISNI Registration Agency

    In January 2020, the Frankfurt-based technology and information provider MVB took on the role of an ISNI RAG operating in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. MVB plans to build a new standardisation service during the first half of 2020. The first step will be to automatically assign an ISNI to all creators listed in the Verzeichnis Lieferbarer...

  • Booker meets ISNI (again)

    The Booker Prize longlist has been announced on 24th July 2019. The shortlist will be announced on 3rd September, and the winner on 14th October.

  • 2nd international ISNI Summit for Libraries: a report

    The 2nd international ISNI Summit for Libraries was held on 26th-27th June 2019 at the Bibliothèque nationale de France (BnF).

    Organized by the BnF and the British Library, the Summit attracted 36 participants, including representatives from 17 national and research libraries as well as representatives from the ISNI International Agency and...

  • ISNI meets Booker: nominated authors and their ISNIs

    The 2019 Man Booker International Prize has revealed the long list of 13 novels that are the contenders this year. The shortlist of six was announced on 9 April and the winner will be announced on 21 May.

  • YouTube Knows Who You Are

    YouTube’s decision in early 2018 to become an ISNI Registration Agency has caused great interest in the music sector and beyond. 

  • YouTube Adopts ISNI ID for Artists & Songwriters

    ISNI standard will help identify music artists, composers, performers, and more who contribute works to the YouTube platform

    London, UK, 22 January 2018 - YouTube is now a Registration Agency for the International Standard Name Identifier (ISNI), the ISO certified global standard number for identifying millions of contributors to creative works...

  • ISNI Organizations Registry Identifying Organizations in the Scholarly Supply Chain

    The ISNI International Agency Ltd (ISNI-IA) today announces changes to its infrastructure focused on providing open identifiers for organizations working in the field of scholarly communications. The ISNI Organizations Registry will enable organizations to change and correct their own records and allow the research community to identify author...

  • ISNI VIAF Summit 2017

    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...

  • ISNIs now in EThOS

    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,...