ISNI (International Standard Name Identifier)
The International Standard Name Identifier (ISNI) is an ISO certified global standard for the identification of contributors to creative works.
The ISNI system uniquely identifies public identities across multiple fields of creative activity that might otherwise be confused. An ISNI can be assigned to all parties that create, produce, manage, distribute or feature in creative content — including human beings, legal entities(such as a company), or fictional characters. By facilitating the identification of contributors in all forms of content and the collocation of their works, ISNI improves search and discovery in databases.
For more information on ISNIs go to the Thorpe-Bowker web site www.thorpe.com.au/en-AU/products/servident_isni.shtml or call the advice line (03) 8517 8349.