ISNI - International Standard Name Identifier

What is ISNI?

ISNI is the ISO certified global standard number for identifying the millions of contributors to creative works and those active in their distribution, including researchers, inventors, writers, artists, visual creators, performers, aggregators, and more. It is a part of a family of international standard identifiers that includes identifiers of works, recordings, products and rights holders in all repertoires, e.g. DOI, ISAN, ISBN, ISRC and ISWC.

ISNI services from the British Library

The British Library offers three services for ISNI users. You can register for a new ISNI, which costs a one-time fee of GBP5.00. You can also search the ISNI database to find and view records, and finally, you can recommend additions or corrections to existing ISNI records. All of these functions require that you are registered for a free British Library user account. Registration takes only a few minutes.

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