November 29, 2015

Standards: NISO Publishes Recommended Practice for Institutional Identifier

From NISO:

The National Information Standards Organization (NISO) announces the publication of a new Recommended Practice: Institutional Identification: Identifying Organizations in the Information Supply Chain. This Recommended Practice describes the work done by the NISO Institutional Identifier (I²) Working Group to define the requirements for a standard identifier for institutional identification in the supply chain. It also provides background on the collaboration agreement between the NISO I² Working Group and the International Standard Name Identifier (ISNI) International Agency to use the ISNI standard (ISO 27729) and the ISNI-IA’s infrastructure for institutional identification, rather than publish a separate standard for institutions.

“The I² Working Group did extensive community needs assessment with the publishing, library, and repository use sectors,” states Grace Agnew, Associate University Librarian, Digital Library Systems, Rutgers University Libraries, and Co-chair of the I² Working Group. “Based on this input, the Working Group developed a minimum set of metadata elements needed to uniquely and unambiguously identify an organization engaged in a digital information workflow. This metadata was later harmonized with that of the ISNI standard to define the final set of elements.”

Direct to: Recommended Practice: Institutional Identification: Identifying Organizations in the Information Supply Chain

Read the Complete NISO Announcement

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