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OCLC report on ISNIs available

Mon, 09/05/2016 - 10:15 -- euroCRIS Secret...

OCLC has published a report on the importance of using International Standard Name Identifiers (ISNIs) in identifying organisations.

Identifying organisational affiliations is not always easy, as they may be known by a variety of names and may have schools or research centers well-known on their own. An organisational identifier— a unique, persistent and public URI associated with the organisation that is resolvable globally over networks via specific protocols—provides the means to both find and identify an organisation accurately and to define the relationships among its sub-units and with other organisations. This new OCLC-report has a focus on organisational identifiers from the perspective of academic institutions and outlines a number of scenarios where the International Standard Name Identifier (ISNI) can be used to disambiguate organisations, including real-world examples.

The report is available at the OCLC-publications page.