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Exponential growth in assignments has led to more than 7 million names receiving the ISO-certified International Standard Name Identifier, known as “ISNI."

Published in early 2012, the standard applies a unique 16-digit code to public identities, providing a single identifier that can be leveraged across many applications, syncing alternate or disparate spellings of the same name, and eliminating confusion when names are alike.

Bowker, an affiliated business of ProQuest and a registration agency for the standard, tracks assignments and usage of ISNIs.

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19 Dec 2013 | Posted by Shannon Janeczek

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