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ISNI

ISNI, the International Standard Name Identifier, is an identifier given to a public identity of a person or an organisation.

Service description

ISNI, the International Standard Name Identifier, is an identifier given to a public identity of a person or an organisation. The ISNI is useful in distinguishing e.g. two persons with identical names. It also helps to recognise two expressions of a name (e.g. in different writing systems) as referring to the same entity.

The National Library of Finland is one of the Registation Agencies.

For more information please contact us: toimijakuvailu-posti@helsinki.fi.

Background information

  • The ISNI International Agency is responsible for the international ISNI database and supervision of the ISNI assignation process: https://www.isni.org/

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