Technical Documentation

The documents below support ISNI Members and Registration Agencies in their interaction with the ISNI database. 

Documents relating to Data Submissions

ISNI Database Source Profiles RAG Information (PDF, 163 KB)

ISNI Bulk load submission (PDF; 142 KB)

ISNI Profile Information (PDF, 107 KB)

ISNI Data element values (PDF, 421 KB)

ISNI Web Interface usage guidelines (PDF, 3,327 KB)

ISNI Data Contribution tab delimited format persons (PDF, 242 KB)

ISNI Data Contribution tab delimited format organisation (PDF, 161 KB)

ISNI Atom Pub API guidelines (PDF, 1,220 KB)

ISNI Atom Pub Request XSD: XSD (157 KB); HTML

Documents relating to Submission Output

Assignment and matching in ISNI (PDF, 149 KB)

ISNI Data Contributors reports and notification guidelines (PDF, 371 KB)

Bulk Load assigned ISNIs XSD:  XSD (10 KB) ; HTML

Bulk Load ISNI not assigned XSD:  XSD (8 KB) ; HTML

Bulk Load ISNI too many matches XSD: XSD (8 KB); HTML

ISNI notification XSD: XSD (11 KB); HTML

ISNI Atom Pub Response XSD: XSD (40 KB); HTML

Documents relating to Database Enquiry

ISNI SRU search API guidelines (PDF, 306 KB)

ISNI Enquiry Response XSD:  XSD (48 KB) ; HTML