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NISO Webinar: Identify This! Identify That! New Identifiers and New Uses

January 11, 2012
1:00 - 2:30 p.m. (Eastern Time)

About the Webinar

Just about everyone is familiar with the ISBN for books and the ISSN for serials. But new identifiers and new identifier standards have been developed for resources—such as the International Standard Text Code (ISTC)— and for people and organizations—such as the International Standard Name Identifier (ISNI). NISO's January 2012 webinar, Identify This! Identify That! New Identifiers and New Uses—to be held on January 11 from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. EST—will discuss several new identifiers as well as new uses for older identifiers. 


Todd Carpenter, Managing Director, NISO

ISTC: The Identifier for Textual Works
Roy Crego, Product Manager, Title Linking/ISTC/ISNI, Bowker

Launched in 2009, the International Standard Text Code (ISTC) is now offered by 10 Registration agencies representing six languages.  The need for a text identifier, its relation to the ISBN, and the solutions provided by the ISTC will be discussed.

ISNI: Scope, Participation, and Operation
Janifer Gatenby, Research Integration and Standards, OCLC

The ISNI database went live in November 2011. The initial database, including contributions from VIAF (libraries), professional societies, trade organizations, and rights management societies, contains just under one million assigned names. The ISNI operational architecture and assignment system will be outlined, together with an overview of the various use cases for ISNI.

ORCID: Open Researcher and Contributor ID
Chris Shillum, Vice President Product Management, Platform and Content at Elsevier

ORCID aims to solve the author/contributor name ambiguity problem in scholarly communications by creating a central registry of unique identifiers for individual researchers and an open and transparent linking mechanism between ORCID and other current author ID schemes. These identifiers, and the relationships among them, can be linked to the researcher's output to enhance the scientific discovery process and to improve the efficiency of research funding and collaboration within the research community.


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Registration closes on January 11, 2012 at 12:00 pm Eastern.

Registration Costs

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  • NISO Member
    • $89.00 (US and Canada)
    • $104.00 (International)
  • NASIG Member
    • $89.00
  • Non-Member
    • $119.00 (US and Canada)
    • $144.00 (International)
  • Student
    • $49.00

Additional Information

  • Registration closes at 12:00 pm Eastern on January 11, 2012. Cancellations made by January 5, 2012 will receive a refund, less a $20 cancellation. After that date, there are no refunds.
  • Registrants will receive detailed instructions about accessing the webinar via e-mail the Monday prior to the event. (Anyone registering between Monday and the close of registration will receive the message shortly after the registration is received, within normal business hours.) Due to the widespread use of spam blockers, filters, out of office messages, etc., it is your responsibility to contact the NISO office if you do not receive login instructions before the start of the webinar.
  • Registration is per site (access for one computer) and includes access to the online recorded archive of the webinar. If you are registering someone else from your organization, either use that person's e-mail address when registering or contact the NISO office to provide alternate contact information.
  • Webinar presentation slides and Q&A will be posted to the site following the live webinar.
  • Registrants will receive access information to the archived webinar following the event. An e-mail message containing archive access instructions will be sent within 48 hours of the event.