ECPA's Rush To PressThe ISNI: The Case for a New Identifier

Register here for this webcast and learn how ISNI’s can help improve your efficiency and accuracy when tracking intellectual property

Date: Wednesday, June 4, 2014, 1:00 p.m.

The International Standard Name Identifier (ISNI) is a globally recognized and adopted standard for the unambiguous identification of public identities across all fields of creative activity. It works by assigning the author, creator, or subject of intellectual property a unique numerical identifier.

Using ISNIs can help you solve the following problems:

  • You work in the area of rights, royalties, contracts, and permissions, and regularly sell or negotiate access to one author’s work, especially when dealing with international or digital rights.
  • You want to enhance your catalog by enabling users to access more of an author’s work.
  • You want your search results to be accurate and complete without a lot of “noise” by filtering out the irrelevant results when two authors have the same name, while recognizing all listings for an author with multiple name variants.
  • You want to provide the ability to access one author’s complete work regardless of the medium – articles, books, recordings, and more.
  • You are in the library community working toward better ways of sharing catalog information, including linked data bases.

In this webcast, Laura Dawson, Product Manager for Identifiers at Bowker, will demonstrate the value of ISNI’s for better rights tracking, enhanced database services, and more accurate searches. In addition, Laura will demonstrate ways to incorporate ISNIs into your company’s metadata management.

Google and other search engines are already using ISNIs to deliver better search results. Join this webcast here to learn how ISNIs can improve your accuracy and efficiency for benefits to your bottom line.

Date: Wednesday, June 4, 2014, 1:00 p.m.

Cost: Free to members, $49 for non-members. Please email for your member discount code.

About the Book Industry Study Group, Inc.: The Book Industry Study Group, Inc. (BISG) is the book industry’s leading trade association for standardseducation, and research. The mission of BISG is to facilitate innovation and shared solutions for the benefit of all companies and practitioners who create, produce, and distribute published content, and the organizations that support them.Membership consists of publishers, manufacturers, suppliers, wholesalers, retailers, librarians, and others engaged in the business of print and electronic media. For over 35 years, BISG has provided a forum for all industry professionals to come together and efficiently address issues and concerns to advance the book community. Learn more about BISG at