We had a great #ISBNhour last Friday on Twitter, but given the ephemeral nature of the Twitterverse, I figured I’d post here as well. ORCID launched last week. The acronym stands for Open Researcher and Contributor ID, and it is primarily designed for scientists and researchers. At ISNI, we’ve received some questions regarding the compatibility of… Continue reading ORCID and ISNI
I am in Paris for an ISNI Board meeting. Except it’s not quite Paris – it’s just outside in Place de la Defense. I am at the Hilton (cue Paris Hilton jokes), directly across from two shopping malls. This area is dedicated to commerce. It’s all glass and concrete. This is the view from my… Continue reading In Paris
…anyone can be a public figure. We have a potential for 7 billion public figures.
The ISNI is a newly-ratified standard – ISNI stands for International Standard Name Identifier. It’s 16 digits – 15 numbers and a check digit (which could be an X). It looks something like this: ISNI 1244 5677 8198 0239 Here’s what it’s for: Names. Yeah, seriously. It’s for assigning to names of people – specifically,… Continue reading It’s Not Just ISBNs Anymore: ISNI